Three short films tackling attitudes towards ageing have been named winners of the Life in Pictures short film competition.
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.
Jim, by Hannah Moran and Binu Jayawardona with WASTV of Woodlands, tells the story of a man who moves through life slowly, but is stuck in a world that moves very fast.
Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray announced the winners at a presentation screening at Luna Leederville on 10 July, as 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 and encourages people to stop and think about how society views growing older.
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 Western Australia's 2017 Ambassador for Positive Ageing, Jenny Davis.
The films are now available to view at http://revelationfilmfest.org/film-rev-on-demand
A list of winners and finalists is available at http://revelationfilmfest.org/life-in-pictures-competition
Comments attributed to Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray:
"The Life in Pictures project is an innovative concept that brings together young and old in the pursuit of art, while also conveying a strong and positive message about ageing.
"The competition received more than 45 entries across three categories, tackling a range of issues.
"The project is a collaboration between government, the arts and the community that centres on stimulating discussion about ageing, celebrating the achievements of those who are ageing and exploring different perspectives on what it means to age."