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Get Your Shorts On! at Rev

Screening as part of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival, the annual Get Your Shorts On! program features a trio of local gems presented on Thursday, 10 December 2020 at 6:35pm at Luna Leederville and again on Saturday, 12 December 2020 at 12:30pm at The Backlot Perth as part of the Westralia Day showcase.

“Screenwest, with the support of Lotterywest, is pleased to be able to empower Revelation Film Festival to bring our locally made stories to screen, and celebrate emerging Western Australian filmmaking talent,” said Screenwest CEO, Willie Rowe.

Whilst each short follows a different plot to the next, female creative teams are the driving forces behind each and, thematically, they’re anchored with themes of family relationships that will stay with you long after the credits roll.


Mystic Pines

Family eating dinner in a dimly lit room surrounded by Christmas trees

Drama | 12 min

A striking, experimental and mysterious short film from writer/director Zoe Pepper and writer/performer Adriane Daff, produced by Cody Greenwood.

Serena seeks out a mysterious psychological treatment that gives her the courage to stand up for herself. Armed with a new sense of agency, Serena and her brother make their annual outing to buy the family Christmas tree. This year, Serena is not content to ride shotgun to her brothers decisions.



Hayley McElhinney in Antecedents. Photo by Liang Xu © Somedae Pictures

Drama | 12 min

Written and directed by Emma Vickery, produced by Stephanie Davis and starring Hayley McElhinney.

A woman battling to move her dementia suffering mother into care, finds herself reluctant to leave when it means acknowledging the loss of the mother she once knew.


Spirit of Happiness

Fred, Joan and Baby in Spirit of Happiness

Drama | 11 min

Written by Seth Armstrong, directed by Kelli Cross, produced by Stephanie Davis and Danielle Reston.

Based on a true story that captures the essence of Coral, a young Indigenous girl, through her memory of family and simpler times. The film is a visual and spiritual journey of her life through celebrations of Christmas.


City of Vincent Short Film Project

Running simultaneously with Get Your Shorts On! is the City of Vincent Short Film Project which, in partnership with Revelation, provides grants to emerging filmmakers and presents two additional locally produced shorts this year.

Group photo of successful City of Vincent Film Project filmmakers.

City of Vincent Filmmakers L-R: Kaela Halatau, Andrew Silberstein, Sophia Vertannes, Jennifer Friend, Brodie Rowlands, Stephen Bartley, David Downey and Cat Albright-Peakall. Photo by Anthony Tran.

Spirit of the Streets

Documentary | 10 mins

Written, directed and produced by David Downey.

Since 2011, The Spirit of the Streets Choir – based at St Alban’s Church Hall in Highgate – has provided an environment where people from all walks of life and social backgrounds can come together in song and friendship. This short documentary tells the story of the choir as they regroup after their Christmas break and prepare for their first big performance of the year.


Raising Joey

Documentary | 10 mins

Directed by Stephanie Senior and produced by Jennifer Friend.

The fires that have devastated Australia left behind countless injured and orphaned animals. This is the story of rescued joeys and their adoption by human carers. World-renowned animal photographer and advocate for rescued animals, Alex Cearns OAM, leads us into the quirky world of kangaroo care in this heart-warming journey that sheds light on the work of Wildlife Care WA Inc.


Event Details

Get Your Shorts On! and City of Vincent Short Film Project screens as part of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival:

Tickets available from the Revelation website.

Screenwest, through the support from Lotterywest, has proudly supported the festival since 2015 through the Audience Community Engagement Fund.