ScreenWest REVs up for 2008 Festival

ScreenWest is pleased to announce it will host two special events as part of the 11th Revelation Perth International Film Festival, this year being hosted in and around the Astor Cinema, Mt Lawley.

The first event is a Screen Culture Panel Discussion to look at the role screen culture plays in assisting local creative development. The Panel will be held at 12pm on Sunday, July 6 at the Velvet Lounge, Mt Lawley.

With ScreenWest currently reviewing its Screen Culture program, we are keen to take the opportunity during ‘Rev’ to examine where this program should be taking us, what the WA industry sees as the state of play of screen culture, and explore the business, critical, practical and exhibition opportunities that conferences, films festivals and similar activities can provide.

Designed to engage the production and (screen) cultural sectors, this session is an open discussion platform to interrogate the relationships and the work to be done: towards structuring potent and viable, interlocking and inspired production and distribution, exhibition opportunities and networks, as well as feed into the critical health of the industry.

Join Courtney Gibson, Executive Head Content Creation at ABC TV, as she facilitates a session featuring representatives from local screen culture and production industry sectors to unearth how the vital relationship between the two.

Event Details:

Screen Culture WA Strategic Discussion:
When: 12pm – 2pm, Sunday July 6
Where: The Velvet Lounge, Mt Lawley
Cost: Free

….AND – its time to Get Your Shorts On!!!

ScreenWest’s annual showcase of short films, Get Your Shorts On!, is back for another year, showcasing an exceptional line-up of Western Australian short film offerings.

Eight unique and exciting short films by emerging Western Australian filmmakers will screen at the Astor Cinema in Mt Lawley from 7:45pm on Thursday, July 11.

The short films screening at the 2008 Get Your Shorts On! are:

• Before Closing, writer/director: Zak Hilditch, producer: Tenille Kennedy
• Edgar and Elizabeth, writer/director: Renee Webster, producer: Melissa Kelly
• Dogs Run Loose Around Here, writer/director: Michael Hoath, producer: Tenille Kennedy
• Dox, writer/director: Andrew Gavin Tailor, producer: Matthew Paul Voysey
• Karla, writer/director: Karrie-Anne Kearing, producer: Naomi Ashcroft
• Legacy, director: Grant Sputore, producers: Poppy Dowle & David Smith, writer: Ron Elliott
• Mobile, writer/director/producer: Paul Roberts, co-Producer: Robyn Marais, co-Director: Gary Cooper
• The Music Box, director: Luke Hardman, producer: Andrew Richard Hollett, writer: James O’Brien

Event Details:

Get Your Shorts On!
When: 7:45pm, Thursday July 10
Where: The Astor Cinema, 659 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
Tickets: $10 /$8 conc, available from the Astor Box Office.

The full Revelation program is now on the streets, so grab your copy today! Also available on line at the Revelation website.

The Revelation Perth International Film Festival is proudly supported by ScreenWest and Lotterywest.

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