Lotterywest Festival Films Blog

Tuesday 14 February

Behind the Scenes with Rolf de Heer and Molly Reynolds

Filmmaker Rolf de Heer has created a hugely varied body of award-winning work over the past 30 years. Molly Reynolds is a documentary artist specialising in screen-based storytelling and cross-platform production. Together they have created an impressive and iconic suite of films made in remote rural Australia that bring Indigenous culture and stories to the big screen and to the world.

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Monday 13 February

Chevron Festival Gardens Countdown

Over 21 spectacular nights Chevron Festival Gardens will explode with the hottest contemporary music from around the world. Get ready for world-renowned headliners and locally-crowned heroes to take you on an unforgettable journey – from power-femme hip hop and barn-stomping blues to South Korean post-rock and downtempo soul.

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Friday 10 February

Family-friendly, Fun, Fabulous – and FREE!

There is so much happening during PIAF 2017 that you can enjoy without having to part with any cold hard cash. Gather your friends and family and dive into some of these unforgettable events.

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Friday 10 February

Top 5 Picks: Jenny Simpson from Awesome Arts Festival

The next in our series of PIAF 2017 personal recommendations comes from Sarah Weber, producer at Perth Institute of Contemporary arts, Swiss native and rebellious rule breaker (because she picked six shows instead of five – not that we blame her!)

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Friday 10 February

Visual Arts Essays

In introduction to the PIAF 2017 Visual Arts Program.

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Thursday 9 February

Ground-truthing

PIAF is much more than a curated collection of shows and events. It has a character and identity of its own, which emerges from the issues and ideas explored by its artists and given voice to in many forms and idioms. Those story strands are gathered in and spun into meaning by festival audiences: PIAF is, above all, the outcome of its relationships. 

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Thursday 9 February

Top 5 Picks: Sarah Weber from PICA

The next in our series of PIAF 2017 personal recommendations comes from Sarah Weber, producer at Perth Institute of Contemporary arts, Swiss native and rebellious rule breaker (because she picked six shows instead of five – not that we blame her!)

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Thursday 9 February

The Year I Was Born

Part documentary, part theatre, Lola Arias’ compelling work The Year I Was Born explores the recollections of nine Argentinians born under a dictatorship… which got us all thinking – do you know what was happening the year you were born? We ask some of our PIAF 2017 artists that very question.

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Wednesday 8 February

Before the Siren

Fifty women sing in full voice, nodding their heads in time. On the tables are the remnants of a pub feast and crumpled wrapping paper. It’s the Christmas party for the Shirley Club, an international organisation with hundreds of Australian members, all of whom are called Shirley.

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Tuesday 31 January

Intrepid journey into the humid depths of the Amazon rainforest

We speak to Richard Katz about taking National Geographic photographer Loren Mcintyre’s infamous misadventure to the stage.