City of Vincent Film Project Winners

Published: Friday, 17 January 2020 at 1:31:48 PM

The stories behind a Highgate-based choir, a Vincent resident’s passion for rescuing joeys and our City’s unique homes will be captured on film thanks to the City of Vincent Film Project.

Revelation Perth International Film Festival and the City of Vincent are proud to announce the winning submissions for the third annual film project.

The project gives emerging filmmakers the support and funding to produce three short documentaries that showcase the Vincent community. The film crews behind Spirit of the Streets, Raising Joey and These Walls will each be given $5000 to produce their documentaries. The documentaries will then premiere at a special gala screening at the 2020 Revelation Perth International Film Festival in July.

“We are proud to support emerging filmmakers as they realise their dreams of having their work broadcast to a captive audience,” Mayor Emma Cole said.

“There are so many interesting stories behind the people and buildings in our community and what better way to share these stories than through quality documentaries? We received a record number of entries for the 2020 film project and we can not wait to see what these film crews produce.”

The 2020 City of Vincent Film Project winning submissions are:

Spirit of the Streets

Since 2011, The Spirit of the Streets Choir has provided an environment where people from all walks of life and all social backgrounds can come together in song and friendship. Based at the St Albans 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 worldrenowned 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 stores 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


More Information

Revelation Film Festival

City of Vincent Film Project

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