Life in Pictures winners fight ageism with film

Three short films tackling attitudes towards ageing have been named winners of the Life in Pictures short film competition.

Hannah Moran and Binu Jayawardona, together with WASTV Inc, of Woodlands – have been awarded for their film, Jim, about a man who moves through his life slowly in a fast paced world. A chance encounter with a stranger gives him a reminder of what life used to be like.

Ruth Kendall, from East Fremantle, has been honoured for ‘Janet’s New Skills’, which follows a woman’s journey to gain confidence from learning woodworking skills.

Charlie Clark, from Bassendean, has received the accolade for ‘My Hero’, which depicts the story of his great grandfather.

Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray announced the winners at a presentation screening at Luna Leederville, part of the 2017 Revelation Perth International Film Festival.

Life in Pictures is a creative collaboration between the Department of Communities, Revelation Perth International Film Festival and Screenwest. 

It encourages people – the film makers and the viewers – to stop and think about how society views growing older while aiming to stimulate discussion about ageing in a positive way.

Winners received prizes from a total prize pool of more than $20,000. Three Ambassador’s Choice awards were also announced at the ceremony, chosen by WA’s 2017 Ambassador for Positive Ageing Jenny Davis, listed below.

The films are now available to view on the Revelation Perth International Film Festival website.

See a list of the Life in Pictures short film competition finalists and winners

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