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Blackwood River Film Festival 2022

Have a look at what played in 2022 Nannup there is a special screening of this line up this year go to FIlm festival page to book

Blackwood River Film Festival 

Revelation Short Films


1. Be You T Fool

An anonymous street artist reveals her secret practice of pasting portraits

on the pillars of Chandler Highway Bridge in Melbourne, Australia.


2. Deb

On a morning where everything that could possibly go wrong, does,

single mum Deb is reminded that the people who love you always have your back.


3. I’m So Depressed

Hairy Soul Man Depicts a day in the life of depression through hand-painted

cardboard sets and comedy soul music.


4. Lost Contact

Aldo has always felt like a being from another planet, stranded on Earth.

His autism and long struggle to speak fluently alienated him from others.

Now, he searches for meaning in the esoteric and for connection with people

like himself.


5. Painting by Numbers

In a mysterious gallery imbued with strange life, shadows of the past and

unresolved futures collide when a child’s vision peels away the layers of

what we call ‘reality’…join a journey through the masterpieces you

thought you knew as their hidden souls are finally given a voice.


6. Sparkles

A 30-something-year-old woman with Down Syndrome leaves her past

behind, and runs away from a small country town, heading towards the city.


7. These Walls

Dancers responding to the stories and architecture of homes

and public spaces in the City of Vincent.


8. Two Sands

As Garang struggles on his first day at high school in Australia,

memories of being lost in South Sudan are triggered. When past and

present collide, Garang must find a way to bridge the gap between

where he is and where he's come from.



Explores how a person’s relationship with a humanoid robot evolves over a lifespan, conveying a worldless narrative exclusively through hand movements.


10. Woven Threads: Jett

Jett was in primary school when the bullying started, it continued right through his school years. It was due to the friends he had, mostly girls and the fact he enjoyed performing and dancing. Over the years Jett pushed himself further into the world of performance and dance to deal with the bullying which lead to depression, self-harming and finally anorexia nervosa.

Jett shares his story and how going to into cardiac arrest changes the way he looked at life.

Art Short Films: followed by artist talks with Chrissie Parrott AO, Talitha Maslin & John Carberry

1. Facade Part 1

A vaudeville style performance work using decorative ideas of the baroque era

and traditional baroque dance orchestration.


2. Buoyant

A video of an art installation related to water collected from King George Sound




3. Quiet Strength

A soft blow about Australia’s Colonial history, the covering up of

our first nations people, and the continuing issues around the lack

of respect for one of the oldest cultures on Earth.

4. Cast

A film about not finding what you are looking for at the end of a long search. 


5. Améliorer fragments 1-3

 A short film exploring the fragility of a dancer in the ancient and unchanging

landscape of the south coast of Western Australia.


6. Améliorer IV Resolve

A contemporary dance film exploring being an artist,

isolation, and the drive to create.


7. Light from Light and Shade

A dreamlike dance work with images in response to ancient Japanese Haiku

poetry about celestial beauty and love


8. Deco Dance 

A humorous quartet about the masks we carry in public, an outer cuticle that helps protect the

vulnerable inner self of every human.


9. Wasteland

Four dancers, both individually and together, use shadow to enhance the aesthetics of their performance


10. We Stop. To Start Again...

Features dancer Talitha Maslin. A response to the moment when the world paused in

a series of vignettes that respond to the empty spaces within the Geraldton Regional

Art Gallery. It reflects on the transformative history of the site from town hall, to dance hall

to gallery through poetic, visceral and emotional explorations as a singular body navigates

the present moment and unknown future.

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