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WA film makers to focus on positive ageing

Filmmakers are being invited to raise awareness and to challenge misconceptions about ageing as part of a new short film competition in Western Australia.

Seniors and Volunteering Minister Paul Miles said the Life in Pictures short film competition would be held in partnership with the Revelation Perth International Film Festival.

"Society often values youth and beauty, while messages about ageing can focus on the negatives of getting older," Mr Miles said.

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