Film Fanatics Unite – The WA Screen Culture Awards Are Here!

Film Fanatics Unite – The WA Screen Culture Awards Are Here!

There’s no dispute that Western Australia is one of the most enviable places to be now in the world, and our vibrant film industry is one of the many reasons why.

As such, the inaugural WA Screen Culture Awards is set to celebrate the achievement, innovation and ambition of our local industry. And it’s all happening next Sunday, December 13 at Luna Cinemas Leederville.

Presented by the Revelation Perth International Film Festival, the one-of-a-kind awards ceremony will conclude the 23rd annual film festival – with actor/singer/comedian/dancer, WAAPA graduate and self-proclaimed ‘Australia’s First Attractive Comedian’, Elouise Eftos, being your host for this brilliant industry night. The night caps off two weeks of cross-media celebration with the XR:WA conference and expo (3-6 December) and the Revelation Perth International Film Festival (9-13 December, continuing online with RevOnDemand until 20 December).

As Revelation Film Festival director Richard Sowada notes, “It’s been a pleasure and an honour for our judges and the Festival team to have had the opportunity to be part of the life of all the films entered, and to explore the depth and diversity of the local screen industry across all its forms.”
 
“Our focus on innovation and achievement across games, art, immersive and traditional forms has worked to unite what is often a compartmentalised sector – so if we can, in some way, highlight the exciting critical mass and surprising connections across the breadth of the sector, the awards have done their job,” Sowada continues. 

In embracing all screen forms across 18 categories (as below), the 2020 WA Screen Culture Awards seeks to acknowledge contributions in short, feature and documentary filmmaking, computer games, VR, AR, gallery-based moving image, installations, projections and other intersections with screen and moving image forms. You can find the list of the shortlisted nominees here.

INNOVATION AWARDS

– Narrative Feature Film
– Feature Documentary / Non Fiction
– Short Film / Animation
– Music Video
– Game Design
– Moving Image and Installation Art
– Virtual Reality, 360° or Augmented Reality
– Web Series or Online Content

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

– Directing
– Cinematography or Visualisation
– Writing
– Performance (incl voice)
– Production Design (incl costume, set design, hair and make up etc)
– Editing
– Sound or Sound Design
– Original Music

SPECIAL AWARDS

– Contribution to the Industry
– Independent Spirit Award

So whether you’re well in the Western Australian screen industry or supporting local talent, this is a fun opportunity to get dressed up and enjoy a drink or two with friends before the celebrations pan out well into the night. Be sure to grab your tickets here ahead of next Sunday!