Now entering its twenty-fifth year, Revelation is one of Australia’s most unique screen and moving image events. With its focus on independent cinema, international film, cutting edge documentary, emergent talent - both international and Australian, and experimental film, Revelation maintains its clarity of vision while always seeking to explore the potentials of visual cultures.

Alongside its film program Revelation has also incorporated retrospective screenings, live scores, expanded cinema performances, VR, installation works, exhibitions, industry workshops, talks, presentations, and an open-access academic sidebar. Guests to the festival have included Crispin Glover, Alice Krige, George Lazenby, Steve Bisley, Craig Baldwin, Cory McAbee, Amy Hobby, Terry McMahon, Stuart Swezey, Amanda Duffy, Courtney Gibson, Megan Simpson Huberman, Irving Gregory, Mike McCarthy, Cori Dials, Jim Morton, Greg Ferris, Stefan Popescu, and Katherine Berger, among others.

Tightly curated by program director Jack Sargeant and festival director Richard Sowada, Revelation has also included dedicated sidebar programs from Anne Demy-Geroe (Iranian Film), Philip Ilson (London Short Film Festival), Bryan Wendorf (Chicago Underground Film Festival), Erin Coates (science fiction film), and Amy Marjoram (Warp – video art), among others.

Revelation also includes dedicated programs for West Australian filmmakers working in short works and music video and nurtures new and emergent talent through collaborations with local communities.

Live soundtrack performances have included Goblin (Suspiria), In the Nursery (A Page of Madness), Stephen Severin (The Seashell and the Clergyman), New Pollutants (Metropolis), Lawrence English (Early Abstractions), and Viola Diana (The General). Expanded cinema performances have included Lee Ranaldo and Leah Singer, Alexander Hacke and Danielle De Picciotto, and Brent Green’s Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then. Special musical events have included gigs by Amyl and the Sniffers, Holiday, and Racket.

Revelation has also worked with the Fremantle Arts Centre, PICA, and SymbioticA, on exhibitions and dedicated screenings.

Revelation is an official AACTA Awards Qualifying Film Festival.

Please read all rules and regulations below carefully before submitting your project. This agreement pertains to all work/s submitted to REVELATION PERTH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.

1 The submitter guarantees that all rights and releases have been legally secured, including music rights, songs, etc and the submitter releases the Event and all its members, affiliates, and partners from any legal action whatsoever.
2 All projects to have been completed since 1 January 2021.
3 Each submission must pay the required fee per category.
4 All submission fees are non-refundable.
5 Submission of an entry gives the Event permission to have accepted work exhibited, photographed, locally telecast, and reproduced either in part or whole, for educational or publicity purposes. You can request in writing that your material not be used for such purposes.
6 The Event Director may deny participation to any film unable to meet the technical requirements for a public screening of good quality.
7 The Event reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.
8. WA premieres are required for all feature length projects

Overall Rating
  • Poppy van Oorde-Grainger

    Rev goes above and beyond for every film they screen and it was an absolute joy to have Two Sands included in their 2021 programme.

    May 2022
  • Ryan Cauchi

    Was an absolute honor to be included in the lineup. Mandatory for all Australian filmmakers. I can not recommend them enough.

    December 2021
  • Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

    I am honored to have my work selected for the Experimental Showcase. This is a fabulous international festival. Diverse, carefully programmed and top-ranking. Jack Sargeant (Curator and Programmer) and the entire Revelation Perth team run a top-ranking festival. Thank you all for supporting avant-garde and experimental films and avant-garde filmmakers! Bravo! Fabulous festival.

    PS Especially great job with the hybrid approach during this challenging and unpredictable pandemic. In gratitude and solidarity!
    Cheers; Gwendolyn XO

    September 2021
  • Willemijn Mignot

    We were thrilled to be part of this great festival with our debut film, even though we couldn't be there in person due to the pandemic. Warm regards from the Netherlands, Willemijn Mignot and Sarif Tribou

    August 2021
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    Response from festival:

    We wish you could have joined us - hopefully one day. In the meantime, thank you for being a part of Revelation 2021! x

  • Janine Kaiser

    Wonderful festival we'd return to in a heartbeat.

    August 2021
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    Response from festival:

    We'll have you back in a heartbeat!