All the films screened received a roar of applause, each of them telling a different story which touched the heart, and often induced laughter.
Life in Pictures was a short film competition which asked the community to submit 2-minute films that stimulate discussion about ageing, celebrate achievements of those who are ageing and explore cultures who may have a different perspective on what it is to age.
Films submitted covered stories ranging from art to international travel, and all shone a light on the positive aspects of ageing.
Revelation Film Festival Director Richard Sowada said Life in Pictures was a remarkable joint venture between government, the arts and the community.
“Life in Pictures has been one of the most rewarding elements of the Revelation Film Festival for 2017,” Sowada said.
“I think it’s had a deeper impact on the community and the individuals who’ve been involved than anyone could have imagined, whether they submitted a film or not.
“It’s also shown how the screen is now more accessible than ever for new filmmakers, regardless of their age, their experience or their budget, and the results can be dramatic, funny and insightful – and very often all three.”
Winners were presented with their prizes by the Minister for Seniors and Ageing, Hon Mick Murray MLA.
All of the finalist films can be viewed on Revelation Film Festival‘s REVonDEMAND.
Charlie Clarke – My Hero (Category Winner & Ambassador’s Choice)
Ashlinn Berry – Moments
Hugo Flavelle – Hugo and Alan
Trinity College Year 12 Media General – When I Grow Up
Emma Sami – A Touch of Wisdom
18-59 years old
Binu Jayawardona – Jim (Category Winner)
Sam Lara – Grantiki
Sara Lara – The Right Medicine
Gina Capes – The Wire
Helena Cohen-Robertson – A Picture of Me (Ambassador’s choice)
Ruth Kendall – Janet’s New Skills (Category Winner)
Ruth Kendall – The Best Medicine
Bree Billington – Dogs’ Refuge Home (Ambassador’s choice)
Giogia Kuhn – Aging is Good
Caroline Gumede – CaLD Elders
Complementing the Life in Pictures program was the screening of the WA Screen Academy produced short DEIGHTIES, which recently received the Audience Award at the Australian Short Film Today in New York.