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15 Jul 2011

Australian and international film makers are set to premiere an eclectic mix of documentaries, animations, short films and narrative features during the Revelation Perth International Film Festival, which started yesterday.

Tourism Minister Kim Hames said Revelation was one of Western Australia’s major annual screen culture events.

“This year features many independent films, including the internationally acclaimed documentary Fire in Babylon, film workshops and live events, including performances by members of bands Bridezilla and Decoder Ring,” Dr Hames said.

Australia’s pre-eminent movie critics, David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz from ABC’s ‘At The Movies’, will also be attending the festival.

“Festival organisers expect more than 12,000 to attend over 10 days at this extraordinary cultural event - an important part of this State’s annual events calendar,” the Minister said.

“WA is building an exciting and diverse event calendar with events that attract visitors, engage the community and add vibrancy to the community.

“This is why the State Government has put an extra $60million towards events over the next four years.”

Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said the Government, through Eventscorp and ScreenWest, was proud to support significant cultural events such as Revelation.

“ScreenWest has supported Revelation for the past 13 years,” Mr Day said.

“Patrons coming to this film festival have the opportunity to see and experience films, special events and retrospective from Australia’s fastest growing annual film event.

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