The Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2019 returns to Perth on the 2 October for a standout program of gritty dramas and sun-scorched Mediterranean gems. Opening with The Champion, about the glossy world of Italian footballers, the festival will finish up on operatic heights of Ron Howard’s Pavarotti – an evocative documentary on the life of Italy’s star performer. Luckily for you, we’ve managed to wrangle the top five picks from Festival Director Elysia Zeccola.
Local WA film H is for Happiness has been announced as the highly coveted winner of the CinefestOZ $100,000 Film Prize.
Calling all Perth filmmakers! The Revelation Film Festival and the City of Vincent have once again joined forces to offer three lucky filmmakers $5,000 in production funding for non-fiction films. Specifically, the films must orbit or intersect the City of Vincent.
The WA film scene is surprisingly diverse. There’s a plethora of film festivals celebrating foreign, arthouse and local cinema. Independent cinemas, from charming art deco gems to drive-ins and quirky deckchair venues in Broome and Rottnest provide a unique viewing experience. In summer, more than 10 outdoor cinemas are set up from parks and city rooftops right down to Cape Mentelle Winery. For serious film buffs, Perth is host to an impressive array of international festivals, whilst also featuring homegrown flicks at both the Perth and Lotterywest Film Festivals.