Revelation Perth International Film Festival 2024 First Films

'Kid Snow'
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Revelation Perth International Film Festival’s first highlights for the 2024 event include stories of film obsession and 1970s tent boxing, alongside cinematic poetry and children’s animation.

The festival is Australia’s leading independent screen event since 1997. It champions Australian screen culture and independent filmmaking, and will this year give film-lovers an expertly curated programme of films for all ages which push boundaries, challenge the status quo, and entertain.

The first highlights of 2024 are here.

Opening the festival will be ‘Kid Snow’, shot in Perth and Kalgoorlie and set in the 1970s sweat-drenched world of tent boxing. It stars UK actors Billy Howle and Tom Bateman, and this will mark the film’s West Australian premiere.

Next up, paying tribute to an iconic New York City video store, is ‘Kim’s Video’. It’s a documentary with gonzo charm, chronicling the rise and fall of a beloved institution.

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'Hundreds Of Beavers'

Also in the realm of documentaries, audiences can expect ‘Mogwai – If The Stars Had A Sound’, following the cult post-rock Scottish band as they create their tenth studio album at the height of COVID. . . And ‘You Should Have Been Here Yesterday’, paying homage to Australia’s early surf culture. It features Tim Winton, Wayne Lynch, Bob McTavish, Alby Falzon, Evelyn Rich, Maurice Cole and many more.

‘Hundreds Of Beavers’ is next – a slapstick, absurdist American comedy about a 19th century drunken applejack salesman. It’s a silent, bonkers yet brilliant black-and-white feature.

Boundary-pushing cinema hits the screen with Bruce La Bruce’s low-budget romp, ‘The Visitor’. It pats homage to Pier Polo Pasolini’s sexually provocative last feature ‘Terorema’.

‘Pencilhead’s Kids Club – Safari So Good’ is a locally-made animation offering up something for the young ones in the audience, based on the educational online series and colour books. Features the voices of Peter Rowsthorn, Gina Williams and is co-written by Greg Page, the original Yellow Wiggle.

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'Pencilhead’s Kids Club – Safari So Good'

International Family Animation Explosion returns as part of this years Revelation Perth International Film Festival. It’s a specially-curated collection of family-friendly, international short animations from around the globe. And lastly is the return of annual celebration Get Your Shorts On!.

“All of us who are part of Revelation are so proud of what the event stands for and its place on the Australian screen culture scene,” Festival Director Richard Sowada says.

“For close to three decades we’ve looked beyond celebrity and into the heart of the independent creative community to commission new works, platform emerging voices and champion critical perspectives that make a difference to individuals, communities and art forms. This festival is a rare breed, and we can’t wait to bring it to screens across Perth and Fremantle.”

Revelation Perth International Film Festival 2024 is on from 3-14 July.

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