The 2018 Life in Pictures short film competition winners were announced on 9 July 2018 at Luna Leederville cinema as part of the 2018 Revelation Perth International Film Festival.
Three short films with compelling stories about ageing were named as winners:
- This is Elizabeth by Zak McGuffie was honoured in the under 17 years category. It tells the story of 85-year-old Elizabeth who claims her good health, strength, flexibility and positivity comes from practicing yoga for more than 50 years.
- Small steps by Shirley Beccaria was the winner of the 18-59 years category with a film about Angelo, 88. It captures his relationship with Sam, his physiotherapist, who helps him learn to walk again after a stroke.
- Ageless by Ian McGlynn and Sandy McKendrick won the 60-plus age category. The film shows how Sandy decides to live life to the fullest after the death of a loved one.
Winners received prizes from a total prize pool of more than $20,000. Finalists also saw their films on the big screen in front of a crowd of film industry professionals, dignitaries, family and friends.
Western Australia's Ambassador for Positive Ageing Jenny Davis chose three winners for the Ambassador's Choice awards.
All winning films and the full list of finalists are online at Life in Pictures competition.
The Life in Pictures film competition encourages people to talk about ageing, explore different views on the ageing process and celebrate the achievements of older people.
The competition is a creative collaboration between the Department of Communities, Revelation Perth International Film Festival and Screenwest. It has been running since 2015.
The winning films from 2017 will feature at the International Federation on Ageing conference in Toronto, Canada in August 2018.