Celebrating it’s 20th anniversary, the Revelation Perth International Film Festival launched a crowdfunding campaign today that aims to raise $20,000 for the Festival’s 20th anniversary. The money raised will go towards key speakers and seminars, architectural projections, 16mm micro cinema and a fortnight of free family screenings.
“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,” said Festival Director Richard Sowada. “It’s also gone from being ten 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.”
RevFest’s approach follows several other successful campaigns from around the world. Last year, Samphire became the fastest-ever successfully funded music festival on Crowdfunder, offering audiences an alternative to the proliferation of mainstream fare. 2016 also saw Australia’s Tropfest turn to crowdfunding following the surprising news that it was going to be cancelled following a “terrible mismanagement of funds.”
Our coverage of last year’s event demonstrates the festival’s commitment to indie and underground films from around the world. As a result, the RevFest has come a long way from its humble 1997 origins in the basement backroom in Perth’s Greenwich Club with one person, two ancient 16mm projectors and 12 films. Today it boasts over 13,000 festival guests viewing over 120 international films presented at cinemas, galleries, cafes and bars across Perth.
The campaign has a number of perks for potential funders, so check out the campaign on how you can contribute and what you can get in return.