Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

Former Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

    Winning Life in Pictures films highlight ageing issues

    9/07/2018 9:00 PM
    • Winners of the Life in Pictures short film competition announced
    • Last year's winning films to feature at ageing conference in Canada

    Three short films with compelling views of the ageing process have been named winners of the 2018 Life in Pictures short film competition.


    Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray announced the winners at a presentation screening at Luna Leederville today as part of the 2018 Revelation Perth International Film Festival.


    Zak McGuffie of North Perth has been honoured in the under 17 years category for This Is Elizabeth which tells the story of an 85-year-old woman who attributes much of her good health, strength, flexibility and positive attitude to practising yoga for more than 50 years.


    Shirley Beccaria of Jane Brook was a winner in the 18-59 years category with Small Steps; a film about Angelo, 88, who had a stroke following a medical procedure and was unable to walk but is now making small steps with the help of Sam, a physiotherapist.


    Ian McGlynn of South Fremantle and Sandy McKendrick of Beaconsfield won the 60-plus age category with their film Ageless. The film shows how Sandy decides to live life to the fullest after the death of a loved one.


    The winning films from 2017 have attracted international attention and will feature at the International Federation on Ageing conference in Toronto, Canada next month.


    The Life in Pictures competition encourages people to reflect on society's views of growing older and is a creative collaboration between the Department of Communities, Revelation Perth International Film Festival and Screenwest.


    Winners received prizes from a total prize pool of more than $20,000.


    Western Australia's Ambassador for Positive Ageing Jenny Davis also chose three Ambassador's Choice awards.


    The films are now available to view at film-rev-on-demand and the list of winners and finalists at life-in-pictures-competition


    Comments attributed to Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray:


    "Life in Pictures has proven to be an innovative, highly successful project that showcases the artistic and film-making skills of people of all ages, while conveying strong and positive messages about ageing, and all the associated challenges and joys.


    "The project stimulates discussions about ageing, celebrates the achievements of older people and explores different perspectives on the ageing process.


    "Congratulations to this year's deserving winners, and to last year's films which will be being featured at the International Federation on Ageing Conference in Toronto."


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