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.

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
  • Tristan Barr

    The most exciting recent underground and indie cinema! The team are incredibly hospitable and supportive. If you get chance to be involved in this festival definitely jump at the opportunity. Very honoured to screen there.

    December 2017
  • Sam Eather

    Amazing festival with a sensational program and unique events. Can't recommend highly enough to submit and attend!

    December 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Comments like this are very meaningful for us...we live inside this strange bubble and hope it's good. Glad to hear other people think it actually is!

  • Richard James Allen

    Director Karen Pearlman and I were delighted that our period drama short, the stylised bio-pic "WOMAN WITH AN EDITING BENCH", was selected to screen at Revelation Perth International Film Festival. It was great working with the staff there and exciting to share our work with their enthousiatic audiences. Best wishes to all, Richard James Allen (producer and actor)

    July 2017
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    Response from festival:

    It was our pleasure! Your feedback is much appreciated.