Lotterywest Films

The Velvet Queen

The Velvet Queen Gates open 6pm | Films start 8pm* (*Sat 4 Dec 8.30pm) Lotterywest Films $14 - $20
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  • France
  • Australian Premiere
29 Nov – 5 Dec at Lotterywest Films, from $14 - $20

‘An amazing piece of escapism and incredibly relatable.’


High up on the Tibetan plateau, amongst unexplored and inaccessible valleys, lies one of the last sanctuaries of the wild world, where rare and undiscovered fauna lives. Here, two friends – an award-winning nature photographer and an adventurer – are searching for the mysterious and extremely elusive snow leopard. Throughout the two months of this hypnotic journey, Marie Amiguet films the two men up close and captures these suspended moments of the celebration of the world’s beauty. 

Deeply moving images of pristine landscapes and the marvellous creatures populating Tibet are brought to life by a vivid score from Nick cave and Warren Ellis. The Velvet Queen is a poetic documentary and an exquisitely beautiful experience that leaves us questioning where humans belong in nature.   

Marie Amiguet, Vincent Munier
Vincent Munier, Sylvain Tesson
Marie Amiguet, Vincent Munier
Marie Amiguet, Vincent Munier
Vincent Schmitt
Bertrand Faivre, Vincent Gadelle
Warren Ellis and Nick Cave

Seats cannot be saved prior to gates opening at 6pm.
Any items left on seats prior to 6pm will be taken to lost property.

Picnics and BYO drinks are very welcome. There is various seating available including deck chairs, bean bags and regular chairs. There is limited seating within the venue. 

Please note, reserving seats for friends who do not have a ticket does not guarantee them entry.

It's a good idea to get to the cinema early to get your seat.

Voucher packs will be issued as Mobile Tickets. You can track how many you have remaining when logged into your account online. Simply login and look for the 'Upcoming Events' tab in your account. 

How to Redeem

You can now redeem your voucher for a specific session before the night.

To do this simply contact our friendly box office team up until 12pm the day of the session you’d like to attend and tell them which film, date and how many vouchers you'd like to use. 

To redeem in advance contact us by WebChat (see bottom corner of the screen) or phone only.  

Please note for a weekend film you must contact us by midday Friday.  

You can still redeem vouchers at the door, though note this is subject to capacity availability. We recommend redeeming in advance to avoid missing out. We will communicate availability via our social channels.  

Buy a Lotterywest Films Voucher Pack.

Don’t forget about Cheap Tuesdays!
$11 tickets for concession card holders (including Seniors and Students) when purchased at the venue.

In the mood for pizza? Grab a delicious pie before the film from Charlies Pizza. You can also grab all kinds of refreshments including drinks and treats from the bar. 

Feel free to BYO booze and enjoy a picnic. 

Time & Location

29 Nov – 5 Dec

Gates open 6pm | Films start 8pm* (*Sat 4 Dec 8.30pm) Lotterywest Films, Somerville Auditorium, UWA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA, 6009 / Godroo



    • Adult: $20
    • Concession: $18
    • Friend: $17
    • Student: $14

Important Info

French with English subtitles

M infrequent coarse language

Seating by general admission.
Seats cannot be saved prior to gates opening at 6pm.
Any items left on seats prior to 6pm will be taken to lost property.

Film screenings are subject to weather conditions.
Updates on any changes to the film schedule are broadcast by 7pm online via website and socials @perthfest

Stay COVID Safe

It's a condition of entry to register your attendance at our venues. 
To make it easier, download the SafeWA app now via the WA Government website. Or you can register at the venue. 

Click here to download the SafeWA app.


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