Revelation Perth International Film Festival unveils 20th anniversary line-up

13 June, 2017 by Jackie Keast

'Watch the Sunset'. 

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Revelation Perth International Film Festival’s 20th incarnation promises to be its biggest to date, with 200 films set to screen – among them 15 world premieres and 41 Australian premieres.

The festival will open with Josh Greenbaum’s Becoming Bond, a documentary about the life of Australia’s James Bond, George Lazenby. Lazenby-starrer On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is also set to screen, with the actor in attendance for a Q&A.

Australian film Watch the Sunset, from Tristian Barr and Michael Godsen, will make its world debut at the festival with cast and crew to appear in Q&A. Other Aussie features to screen include Michael Jones’ Lazybones and Aaron McCann and Dominic Pearce’s Top Knot Detective.

Local documentaries will get a good showing, with a line-up that includes Kriv Stenders’ The Go Betweens: Right Here, Mat de Koning’s Meal Tickets, and Kate Hickey’s Roller Dreams.

Other Aussie highlights Gillian Leahy’s Baxter and Me; Descent into the Maelstrom from Jonathan Sequeira; Jai Love’s Dead Hands Dig Deep and Jonathan Messer’s It’s Not Just Me, making its Australian debut. 

Florian Habicht’s Kiwi doco Spookers will continue its festival run at Revelation following outings at Sydney Film Festival and Melbourne International Film Fesitival. 

Revelation will showcase emerging WA filmmaking talent in the Get Your Shorts On! sidebar, and the festival will also see a People’s Choice Screening from the inaugural Next Gen Webfest.

There will also be programs from the Iranian Film Festival, Irish Film Festival and the Revel-8 Super 8 short film festival.  

For industry there are dedicated panels and workshops, as well as the return of Revelation Academic, which will see researchers deliver papers exploring cinema and visual culture. 

Revelation Perth International Film Festival will run July 6- 19. 

The complete program and tickets are available at revelationfilmfest.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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