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Entries Close May 31st!
What is ageing? Does it mean ‘getting old’? Is it ‘getting older’? Or is it simply ‘growing’?
The Life in Pictures filmmaking competition is a unique collaboration between government, the arts and the community that's centered on stimulating discussion about ageing, celebrating achievements of those who are ageing and diving into cultures each who have a different perspective on what it is to age.
Relevance in the workforce, finances, living in a cashless society, sex and sexuality, relationships to family and community, housing, health care, vulnerability to elder abuse and myriad other forces come into play. Like-wise the contribution people who are now seniors make and have made in building the communities we inhabit globally and locally are not always acknowledged or recognised. Their stories of triumph, achievement and of course struggle are forces that surround them and inform us.
This film competition is designed to raise and enhance awareness of the rewards and challenges of ageing in the community. It provides a platform on which to build community discussion, reflection, education and interaction. It's aimed at all sectors of the community from the school aged to the mature aged and is designed to encourage creative approaches that may present positive – and potentially critical – perspectives of age and ageing in our community.
With the diversity of the community base that embraces all nationalities and cultures from first Australians to new arrivals we hope that the films created for the competition will facilitate discussion, interaction and understanding about aspects of ageing, specifically focusing on the creative contributions of seniors in our community.
Guidelines and the submission process will open on February 28th but at its heart the competition centres on:
- Entries from WA - sorry to everyone elsewhere.
- Films of up to 2 minutes long
- Three categories: Under 17, 18+ and 60+
- Each category will have one a prize-pool from which the winners will select a suitable prize. How good is that!
- Entries are welcomed from groups - community or otherwise - and individuals.
- Each category will be judged by a panel of three whose membership will be drawn from the category age groups.
- Our competition Ambassador - 2016 Juniper WA Seniors Champion of the Year - Jenny Davis will also make an Ambassador's Choice drawn from all the entries in each category allowing for fundamentally 6 winning films!
- The 3 winning films and the Ambassador's Choice films will be screened during the festival.
- The top 5 films in each category will be made available in a special category on REVonDEMAND
- Films will be used by the Department of Local Government and Communities in public education program - which is great!
Here's some great examples of some things other people have done. Now these are from professional filmmakers so don't be daunted - they're just food for some fun ideas and usual approaches:
- Elgin Park
- Pablo’s Villa
- On Her Shoulders
- Every pair of Hands Tells a Story: June and Rupert
- Every pair of hands tells a story: Jeffery
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