Call For Entries
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2018 ENTRIES NOW OPEN!
ENTRIES CLOSE MAY 18TH, 2018
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.
There are three entry categories each with a tailored prize pool:
- 17 and under (prizes up to $5,533 in value)
- 18-59 ($2,000 cash + prizes of over $7,000 in value)
- 60+ ($2,000 cash + prizes of over $7,000 in value)
A special $1,000 voucher prize will also be awarded in each section as an Ambassador's Choice.
If you're keen to see what kind of films were in the winner's circle in 2017, take a look here.
If you're keen to see all the finalists, visit our REVonDEMAND page and look for the Life in Pictures link
Our 2017 winners were:
17 and under Category Winner
My Hero Dir: Charlie Clark, Melissa Coleman, Jacob Del Casale, Alexander Nguyen
18 - 59 Category Winner
Jim Dir: Binu Jayawardena
60+ Category Winner
Janet's New Skills Dir: Ruth Kendall
Entries close May 18th 2018.
Click here to contact our competition coordinator with any questions - or call 0404 616 354
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