Revelation started life in 1997 as an ‘underground’ event in the back
room basement of the Greenwich Club, at the time Perth’s smoothest jazz and music venue. All works were screened purely on 16mm film and the festival also featured live music, poetry and guest presentations. Revelation was designed to showcase a range
of unique and progressive short, feature, documentary, archival and animated works which were at the forefront of contemporary underground filmmaking, at the same time contextualising these works through a variety of curated archival programs highlighting
pivotal points in independent filmmaking.

Rapidly outgrowing the intimate surrounds of the Greenwich Club, Revelation now spans venues across Perth and Fremantle and features some of the most acclaimed films from the international film festival scene and includes gallery and installation works, live performances, an academic conference and a unique seminar and masterclass series. Revelation’s market penetration is today at its most comprehensive ever, engaging new local, national and international audiences. More than 500 films are submitted each year for selection from local and international filmmakers, and the event’s screen conference component is fast becoming a huge draw for the world’s filmmaking community.

Revelation was invited to present the public screening component of the Australian International Documentary Conference as part of the Perth International Arts Festival in 2000 and 2001 and since then has seen itself as a stand-alone event.
The festival’s screen conference is expected to become an even larger draw for Australian and international filmmakers.

Revelation is an official AACTA Awards Qualifying Film Festival

No prizes

You must own the work and everything in it - or be an authorised representative. There can be no rights issues.
Each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry fee - $40aus.

Overall Rating
  • Marvin Choi

    We would've gone to this festival if our travel budget could've afforded it, but from everything we could tell, this festival treated our movie extremely well, and we could feel their hospitality from even across the entire globe. Highly recommended to submit.

    February 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you!!!

  • Mia'kate Russell

    Love this festival so much !!!! It was an honour to play there x

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you!! x

  • Angus Watts

    Australia’s premiere showcase of truly independent cutting edge film. Fearless, bold, insightful and un-beholden to the rusty shackles of traditional belly-button gazing arthouse festivals. The only thing missing is Revelation East Coast!

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you!

  • frances de larminat

    Coolest festival! With work that thinks about the future of our world.

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you!

  • Susie Conte

    I love this film festival. They always treat us well. Thank you so much for having us.

    September 2018