With one it its best critical and box office years to date, Revelation Perth International Film Festival screened 123 features, documentaries, shorts and experimental films over 11 days to more than 11,000 people.
Festival Director Richard Sowada said, “We’re over the moon with this year’s results! Evert element of the program was enthusiastically embraced by audiences across town. From the free kids’ screenings to the workshops and masterclasses and of course the top-shelf film program, audiences took a chance and were amply rewarded.”
• WA premiere of Last Cab To Darwin complete with appearances by cast and crew including Michael Caton, Jeremy Sims, Ningali Lawford and Mark Coles Smith.
• Screening of break-out films such as The Tribe – a feature whose entire dialogue is sign language, Parkerville Amphitheatre: Sets, Bugs and Rock n Roll – a WA made documentary showcasing Perth's cultural history and Tehran Taxi – a film shot in secret by banned director Jafar Panahi.
• Masterclass opportunities for local filmmakers such as "The Power of the Monologue" with Revelation Patron Steve Bisley and Digital Filmmaking with Craig Deeker, with some participants being offered internships on an upcoming WA feature film.
• The 27th WA Screen Awards hosted by Joel Creasey.
• The debut of the Polish Film Festival in Perth and the return of the highly successful Iranian Film Festival
• Pop-up performances by Perth's Menagerie Choir including a best-of performance of songs from The Residents, complete with iconic eyeball costumes to accompany the screening of The Theory of Obscurity.
Many of these moments were captured by Jazam Productions and compiled into a highlights reel produced by Jasmine Leivers. "This video gives a taste of the 2015 event in all its colour, variety and scope" says Richard Sowada. The film can be seen at https://vimeo.com/jazamproductions/revelationfilmfestival
Revelation will return for its nineteenth season in 2016.
Revelation is proudly supported by the Australian and West Australian governments through ScreenWest and Screen Australia.