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170712 Life in Pictures ImageIt was close to a packed house at the Life in Pictures finalist screening and awards ceremony on Monday, 10 July where a prize pool of $20,000 was awarded to category and ambassador’s choice winners.

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.

Under 17

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.

The Life in Pictures short film competition was a creative collaboration between the Department of Communities, Revelation Perth International Film Festival and Screenwest.

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