Revelation Perth International Film Festival racing clock to get funding

Revelation Perth International Film Festival Director Richard Sowada. Picture: Facebook
Revelation Perth International Film Festival Director Richard Sowada. Picture: Facebook

PERTH has less than two weeks to help the Revelation Perth International Film Festival reach its $20,000 crowd-funding goal.

As of today , 59 backers have raised $4,590 for the festival, which this year celebrates 20 years of screening films from across the globe.

Funds raised will go towards supporting events including key speakers and seminars, architectural projections, 16mm micro cinema and a fortnight of free family screenings.

Festival Director Richard Sowada said securing traditional funding had proved challenging.

“Our desire to provide as many free events as we can and to take a lead in creating something new means we need to explore other support and hence this campaign,” he said.

“It’s also gone from being 10 days a year to effectively a year-round activity through video-on-demand, our monthly Australian Revelations screenings and our Fringe World program in summer.”

Revelation started in 1997 in a basement backroom in Perth’s Greenwich Club with one person, two 16mm projectors and 12 films.

Now it attracts more than 13,000 patrons viewing more than 120 international films presented at cinemas, galleries, cafes and bars across Perth.

There is a range of rewards for those who donate including, merchandise and private screening opportunities.

The campaign closes on April 26.

To donate, go to www.indiegogo.com/projects/revelation-film-festival-20k-for-20years.