Revelation Film Festival

Life in Pictures Short Film Competition

The ‘Life in Pictures’ short film competition is an innovative collaboration between the Department of Communities (Communities), arts, and the community to encourage discussion around ageism and to promote positive…

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Closing Date

Jun 14, 2024

Location

Western Australia

Artform

Film

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The ‘Life in Pictures’ short film competition is an innovative collaboration between the Department of Communities (Communities), arts, and the community to encourage discussion around ageism and to promote positive ageing.

Ageism refers to the stereotypes (how we think), prejudice (how we feel), and discrimination (how we act) towards others or oneself based on age. Ageism is everywhere, with studies showing that one in two people are ageist and anyone can be affected by it. This type of prejudice is also unique in that it can be self-directed.

This internalised ageism can prevent us from participating in activities. Have you ever heard the phrase, ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’? Of course, you can! To age doesn’t mean that we stop doing. It brings experience and knowledge and a different perspective.

Thinking positively about ageing contributes to longevity, so changing the narrative on how we speak and behave to ourselves and to others, will benefit us all. Education and intergenerational activities both contribute to reducing ageism by highlighting the impacts of language and behaviour on a person’s wellbeing and by bridging the gap between generations.

The short films created for ‘Life in Pictures’ will help encourage discussion, interaction, and understanding about aspects of ageing and ageism, looking at the ways that ageism can be reduced, and bringing to light stories of ageing positively.

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