CITY OF VINCENT FILM PROJECT 2019/20

In partnership with the Revelation Perth International Film Festival, the City of Vincent provides grants to emerging filmmakers. The initiative provides filmmakers funding and support for the production of three short documentaries. Totalling $15,000 annually, each documentary receives $5,000 to showcase stories in and about the City Of Vincent. The resulting films premiere at the Revelation Perth International film festival at Luna Leederville in July.

The project aims to represent Vincent, its residents and their stories, as well as provide emerging filmmakers with an opportunity to showcase their film making talents. The include films showcasing local stories, characters and urban legends in Vincent. 

2019/20 Recipients

The 2019/20 films are now in production. Stay tuned for updates!

City of Vincent Film Project 2019/20 recipients: (L - R back row Daniel Silberstein, Jennifer Friend, Stephen Bartley L - R front row Kaela Halatau, Sophia Vertannes, Brodie Rowlands, David Downey, Cat Albright-Peakall)

Spirit of the Streets

Since 2011, The Spirit of the Streets Choir has provided an environment where people from all walks of life and social backgrounds can come together in song and friendship. based at the St Alban's Church Hall in Highgate, the choir provides an opportunity for people who experience social exclusion or disadvantage to participate as active members of a performing choir in a safe, welcoming and non-judgmental environment. This documentary will tell the story of the choir as they regroup after their Christmas break and prepare for their first big gig of the year. 

Producer, Director - David Downey

Editor - Cat Albright-Peakall

Sound - Erin Devinish

Raising Joey

The fires that have devastated Australia have left behind countless injured and orphaned animals. This story is about rescued kangaroo joeys and their adoption by human carers. Presenting this documentary is City of Vincent resident, Alex Cearns OAM, a world-renowned animal photographer and advocate for rescued Australian animals. We follow Alex as she leads us into the quirky world of kangaroo care and discover the astonishing and heartwarming stories behind Raising Joey. 

Producer - Jennifer Friend 

Writer/Director - Stephen Bartley

Cinematographer - Andrew Silberstein

Editor and Sound - Kaela Halatau

Talent - Alex Cearns OAM

These Walls

Giving the provocation 'if these walls could talk...' to various owners and inhabitants of unique, architecturally interesting or palpably intimate buildings, These Walls is a short poetic documentary that will bring these stories and their essence to life through dance and sound design. Dancers of different forms and ages respond to the stories and architecture inside the homes within the City of Vincent. These Walls uses performers from different dance backgrounds (a contemporary dancer, Indian Classical Bharatanatyam dancer and a young ballet dancer) who will respond to both the stories from the owners and the architectural space and unique objects that exist in the space. The work will feel nostalgic and familiar, and bring a new perspective onto the buildings that may go unnoticed in our everyday experience in the City of Vincent. We hope these stories will get audiences to think about their own relationship to home. 

Producer - Sophia Vertannes

Writer/Director - Brodie Rowlands

Cinematographer - Alice Stephans 

Sound - Zain Awan


2018/19 Recipients 

The Throwback

If video killed the radio star, then surely Netflix has killed the DVD store. So how can one tenacious woman keep her doors open long enough to be the last DVD store in the city? Produced by Jenny Crabb (Parkerville Amphitheatre: Sets, Bugs and Rock n Roll) and Directed by Louise Bertoncini (Chatterbox with Pete Gleeson - on finding the story).

WINNER Best Short, Grand Prize Winner, Best International Short, Best Director and Best Documentary in the Canada Short Film Festival

REVIEW  http://cinematicrandomness.com/short-film-review-the-throwback-2019/

One Girl's Fire

AFL is our national sport, it has brought communities together for over 100 years. Today, Women’s AFL is growing at a rapid rate and it’s not going to stop anytime soon. One teenage girl is right in the centre of that growth and she has her eyes on the prize. This film will follow Jasmin Stewart as she chases her dream of making it into the Women’s AFL to play at the top level. Produced by Gabby Ho and directed by Jake Blackburn (The Man & His Island).

WINNER Director of Photography Mahmudul Raz won the 2019 Australian Cinematographer Society Gold Award for Dramatised Documentary

Persia's Pantry

Persia’s Pantry follows the incredible life journey of Arad Niksefat, a man forced to flee from his own country, only to face a much harsher and demoralising life as an asylum seeker in Australia. Produced by Daniel Njegich (Men of the Shipyard) and directed by Daniel Pitcher (Broken Wings).

NOMINATED Best Documentary Short and Groundbreaking Documentary at the Changing Face International Film Festival

The finished films premiered on Thursday 11th July 2019 at Revelation Perth International Film Festival events 'Get Your Shorts On'. The filmmakers are currently entering their films into various festivals. 


2017/18 Recipients 

The Beeman

Directed by Frances Elliott and Samantha Marlowe, it went on to screen at CinefestOz and producer Cody Greenwood was awarded a spot in the SPA’s Ones To Watch program.

“We’ve received such great feedback about The Beeman, the COV film fund it is a great initiative.” - Cody Greenwood, producer, The Beeman (2018)

FINALIST Best Short Documentary at SAE ATOM Awards

Quality Time

Directed by Matt Sav, it has received a Vimeo Staff pick and is now coming up to  50,000 views. QUALITY TIME from Matt Sav on Vimeo


More Information

Please contact Ashleigh on 0404 616 354 or email industry@revelationfilmfest.org.