Short film competition to challenge ageism

The WA Government and Revelation Perth International Film Festival have teamed up to

present the successful ‘Life in Pictures’ short film competition.

Filmmakers of all ages and skill levels across Western Australia are encouraged to submit

films up to three minutes in length that promote age-positive messages or explore the topic

of ageism.

Ageism refers to stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination directed towards people based

on their age. Entries are open until Friday June 14, 2024 for filmmakers in the following categories:

• 17 years old or under;

• 18-59 years old; and

• 60 years old and over.

Five films from each category will be shortlisted with a film screening event to be held in early

July 2024 to announce the finalists and winners.

Revelation Perth International Film Festival will also hold workshops in April and May across

the Perth Metropolitan Region to provide filmmaking tips and tricks for success in the


The competition is one of the ways the Cook Government is delivering on actions set out in

An Age-Friendly WA: State Seniors Strategy 2023-2033. The project supports the action by

delivering an innovative approach to raising awareness about ageism in WA.

The purpose of the competition is to creatively engage the community in discussions about

ageing, what it means to age, and to challenge ageist attitudes.

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