Revelation Film Festival has unveiled the first titles of their inaugural Couched online event.
Screening from 9-19 July, Revelation will present 25+ feature narrative and documentary films plus a selection a short films, Q+As and panel discussions.
Titles announced to date include documentaries Cold Case Hammarskjöld a down the rabbit hole examination of an unsolved mystery, an introspective look at filmmaker Milos Forman in Forman Vs Forman and the imaginative and inspiring essay film Through The Bloody Mists of Time.
Narrative features include the luminescent and experimental 1000 Kings, challenging Ukrainian film Atlantis, Indian sci-fi Cargo, small town scandal in Frances Ferguson, John Carpenter’s narration of the thriving “synthwave” movement in The Rise of the Synths and VHYes, a retro mix-tape of 1980’s nostalgia.
Australian content includes the fascinating and fearless Morgana, rapid fire comedy/horror/sci-fi/rom-com An Ideal Host, deadpan comedy and US co-production The Florist and Shaun Katz’s vibrant view of alt-rock, grunge and post punk 90s music in Underground Inc: The Rise & Fall of Alternative Rock.
Festival Director Richard Sowada says he is loving the selection for the event.
“It’s got everything and has been enormously enjoyable to bring together at every turn,” he says.
“To be working with films and filmmakers of this calibre, alongside brilliant discoveries from our international call is a great pleasure and honour.
“What is most gratifying though, is seeing a complete shift in the way the industry is working with each other to get these important films and voices out in a way they haven’t for a very long time…. there’s a different sense of what the business actually is.”
Program Director Jack Sargeant says he is proud of the program.
“I think we have a great selection of titles here, from some strong, familiar indie voices to first time filmmakers.
“Revelation has always been about finding new ways to share works we think are important, and Couched extends that across the country, and in some cases the world. I’m proud of what we’ve done here.”
Films will be available for rent for a 24 hour period through the festival and passes are on sale now.
For further information please visit the Revelation website.