Reel Life: WA Film Industry News February 2021

XR:WA XR:WA Image © Anthony Tran

At Revelation Perth International Film Festival, the door never closes!

International Call For Entries Now Open
We love this time of the year when we throw the doors open to the international creative community and call for films of all types, all durations and all genres. From our call for entries, we programme a significant part of the event, including virtually the entire short film programme, so we invite all filmmakers to enter their works. Revelation has an enviable international reputation in its tightly curated nature, its leaning toward experimental and social justice works and its signature-driven character – so send us your work before 1 April and we'd love to take a look.

Revelation Film Festival is creating an online treasure trove of Western Australian made films. We currently already have our own screening platform REVonDEMAND – with close to 200 international feature and documentary films online with many available to international audiences. Supporting and developing the local screen industry and audiences has always been at our core, so if you're a WA filmmaker and have something you'd like to include, we'd love to host it in our Made In WA section. There's already a tonne of WA shorts, docs and features in the overall catalogue, but we'd like more. Now is the perfect opportunity to raid your cupboards, your desktop, your hard drive and everywhere else for those projects which have not seen the light of day for quite a while. If it's a short and already online, send us a link. If it's a feature or feature doc that's already available for free online, send us a link. If you want us to include a film with a rent or buy option simply drop us a line and we'll send an agreement, grab a file from you and we're off! Hopefully we can bring your film to audiences all over the world. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get your film online.

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If you just can’t get enough of Rev, can we make the simple suggestion of visiting REVonDEMAND? We’ve literally got hundreds of international independent feature films and feature documentaries available for purchase or hire – most of which have screened at Rev at some point since 1997. We’ve also got hundreds of international short films available for free, so if you’re a film student, screen studies lecturer or lover of film, you simply can’t miss. It's an utterly unique and fully curated platform – one-of-a-kind for any film festival anywhere – take a look.

XR:WA – Games, VR, AR & Film Conference And Expo
XR:WA – WA’s major immersive, VR, AR and games conference is on again for 2021 – and it looks like we’ll be making an appearance in September! It also looks like it’ll be free across the board. We’re still working on that but we’d love to hear your ideas for potential content in our 360 degree cinema, expo space of Games and Experience Emporium. Visit the website and join our mailing list to get the details as they come to hand.

In the height of COVID, we were fortunate to receive funding support from Lotterywest to produce four short VR works at four locations around the Perth Cultural Centre which formed the great 360 degree immersive experience of FourByFour. For them we employed 40 plus local dancers, choreographers, musicians, composers, filmmakers, sound engineers and others to produce these amazing works – and we’re all very proud of them. Take a look at the works in 360 degrees. . . But they’re awesome with VR headsets!



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