City of Vincent Film Project to help young directors get a start

Mayor Emma Cole and Ashleigh Nicolau from RevFest. The Revelation Perth International Film Festival will partner with the City of Vincent for the 2017 City of Vincent Film Project. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d474173
Mayor Emma Cole and Ashleigh Nicolau from RevFest. The Revelation Perth International Film Festival will partner with the City of Vincent for the 2017 City of Vincent Film Project. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d474173

YOUNG filmmakers will have a chance to have their first documentary funded through the 2017 City of Vincent Film Project.

The City of Vincent and Revelation Perth International Film Festival have teamed up to provide filmmakers the boost by providing $15,000 to fund three short documentaries.

Festival director Richard Sowada said they wanted to hear ideas from filmmakers on Vincent-themed topics.

“Vincent’s wealth of subject matter – local characters, urban legends, extraordinary community groups, local history, businesses that operate in special ways plus facilities and parks – hold special meanings to its community,” he said.

“Revelation has been moving more and more toward working directly with filmmakers in commissioning and producing works and in being an active contributor to the creative life of the community.

“It’s deeply rewarding to be a facilitator of these conversations.”

Ashleigh Nicolau’s idea two years ago was to break a world record for the most number of people named Vincent in one place at the same time; she now co-ordinates the project.

Ms Nicolau said past winners were documentaries about skateboarding, a local restaurant and an artist.

“Each year the submissions vary; this is a great start for a film maker port-folio,” she said.

The closing date for submissions is November 1.

Successful applicants will be expected to commence production in January, and the three completed films will screen as part of the 2018 Revelation Perth International Film Festival in July.

Competition details and guidelines can be found at http://www.revelationfilmfest.org/city-of-vincent-film-project.

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