The topic of organ and tissue donation was brought to life through the eyes of young and emerging film makers as part of the FilmLife film festival.
This project, funded through the Organ and Tissue Authority Community Awareness Grants program, assisted young film makers to create short films based around the DonateLife Week 2012 theme of 'asking and knowing your loved ones' donation wishes'. Film makers were assisted throughout the process with intensive workshops and interaction with people familiar with organ and tissue donation.
There were 11 films submitted and were judged by an expert panel including filmmaker Paul Cox, international director Ana Tiwary and National Medical Director Dr Jonathon Gillis.
The following prizes were awarded:
Was awarded to design student Josephine Lie for her quirky, whimsical piece Ask the Hard Questions
Best Use of Theme
Was awarded to media student Natasha Akib for a simple, moving story called Superheroes
An Honourable Mention and People's Choice
Was awarded to 20 year old double lung transplant recipient and law/languages student Jessica Sparks for her autobiographical film One Life, One Decision
You can watch the winning film, 'Ask the Hard Questions' below.
To watch the other films submitted in the FilmLife Film Festival please view on the links below: