The City of Vincent Film Project received a record number of entries and the selection panel has announced the three recipients for 2018.

The City partnered with Revelation Perth International Film Festival for the Film Project which offered an opportunity for filmmakers to tell stories in and about the City of Vincent, with $15,000 being allocated to fund three short documentaries.

Rev Director Richard Sowada said the grass-roots project has been enormously rewarding.

“It’s about having a real creative impact at a community level and brings many of these emerging filmmakers into the international fold,” said Richard.

The winning films are: 

The Beeman 

The buzz around local Beeman, Carl Maxwell, isn’t for nothing - he’s the best in the business - and that’s because he can communicate with the local honeybee population. The Beeman follows one man’s crusade to save the honeybees, one hive at a time. 

Producer Cody Greenwood, Directors Samantha Marlowe and Frances Elliott.

Quality Time

QUALITY TIME is an exploration into the art of neon bending, looking at its many environmental, physical and conceptual properties, while taking us on a 'neon tour of Perth', showcasing just how prevalent and beautiful these signs really are. This short documentary illustrates the incredibly involved process of neon bending and the relationship between Ben and his mentor George. 

Creating something of quality takes time and neon bending is no exception. 

Producer Rachael Karotkin, Director Matt Sav. 

Ghosts of Vincent 

An expository-participatory documentary that looks at historical people and venues within the area of the City of Vincent. The film investigates the legend of ‘Kanga’ the ghost who haunts the newly renovated Leederville hotel, but also focuses on other venues and locations of interest in the Vincent area. 

Producer Paul Van Lieshout Hunt, Director Kimberley McGivern. 

Project Coordinator Ashleigh Nicolau said that the films were as eclectic as the City of Vincent itself.

“A mixed bag of environmental, artistic and supernatural stories, I can't wait to see these short documentaries take off!,” Ashleigh said.

“The City is also keen to work closely with the filmmakers to create events surrounding the film subjects such as art exhibitions and ghost tours.”

The record number of submissions received were considered by a panel of industry professionals, and representatives of the City of Vincent and the Revelation Perth International Film Festival.

Successful applicants will commence production in January, and the three completed films will screen as part of the 2018 Revelation Perth International Film Festival in July. In an added bonus for filmmakers, their works be available to international audiences through REVonDEMAND – Revelation’s own on-demand platform.

The aims of the Film Project is to:

  • Produce three short documentaries which will be screened at the 2018 Revelation Film Festival;
  • Provide the City with an ongoing record of the City, its residents and their stories; and
  • Provide early career filmmakers with the opportunity to make a short documentary film that demonstrates their filmmaking talents and provides a useful step into the screen industry.

More Information

Contact Ashleigh on 0404 616 354 or email

Previous Film Project Entries 

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