Young at Heart Seniors Film Festival

A free screen festival for seniors featuring an inspiring doco, a heart-warming comedy and a swag of excellent short films.

Seniors in Campbelltown and Penrith will be treated to free screenings of an inspiring documentary and a heart-warming family comedy, as well as a program of short films featuring seniors, during the upcoming Young At Heart Seniors Film Festival as a part of its Western Sydney program. Tickets are free but seats are limited – to book, call 02 9550 2266.

DIVIDE IN CONCORD follows the quest of an 84-year-old woman to ban the sale of bottled water in her town. Over three years, Concord senior Jean Hill faced strong opposition from local merchants and the bottled water industry as she battles to ban the bottle.

ROCK THE CASBAH follows the story of a Moroccan family that reunites following the death of their patriarch. Family secrets begin to emerge and his daughters must face up to some home truths, tears and plenty of laughter.

The event will also feature the ‘It’s Your Call’ Short Film Awards, a program of new Australian short films starring seniors in lead roles and presented by National Relay Service. At these screenings, audiences will watch the finalists in this annual national short film competition, and vote for the Audience Award for Best Film.

The only event of its kind, YOUNG AT HEART is a film festival dedicated entirely to seniors, their friends and relatives. After starting out as a small Sydney event, the Festival celebrates its 10th birthday in 2015.

It’s been a real joy designing and programming a festival for – and in consultation with – seniors. Australians over sixty are an incredibly diverse, adventurous and film-savvy audience. We’re thrilled to team up with Campbelltown Arts Centre and The Joan in Penrith to bring the community free screenings during NSW Seniors Week.” – Young at Heart Film Festival Director Matt Ravier

The screenings will take place on Monday the 16th of March (Campbelltown Arts Centre) and Wednesday the 18th of March (Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith).

Tickets are free but seats are limited – to book, call 02 9550 2266.

For details of the Western Sydney line-up visit: www.youngatheart.net.au/western-sydney

Screenings are supported by Screen NSW, Family & Community Services NSW, the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre and the Campbelltown Arts Centre.

The full program for YOUNG AT HEART FILM FESTIVAL is available now at www.youngatheart.net.au and www.palacecinemas.com.au.

  • Wednesday, Mar 18 2015 10:00am Divide in Concord
  • Wednesday, Mar 18 2015 12:30pm Rock the Casbah
  • Wednesday, Mar 18 2015 3:00pm It's Your Call: Short Film Awards

Seniors in Campbelltown and Penrith will be treated to free screenings of an inspiring documentary and a heart-warming family comedy, as well as a program of short films featuring seniors, during the upcoming Young At Heart Seniors Film Festival as a part of its Western Sydney program. Tickets are free but seats are limited – to book, call 02 9550 2266.

DIVIDE IN CONCORD follows the quest of an 84-year-old woman to ban the sale of bottled water in her town. Over three years, Concord senior Jean Hill faced strong opposition from local merchants and the bottled water industry as she battles to ban the bottle.

ROCK THE CASBAH follows the story of a Moroccan family that reunites following the death of their patriarch. Family secrets begin to emerge and his daughters must face up to some home truths, tears and plenty of laughter.

The event will also feature the ‘It’s Your Call’ Short Film Awards, a program of new Australian short films starring seniors in lead roles and presented by National Relay Service. At these screenings, audiences will watch the finalists in this annual national short film competition, and vote for the Audience Award for Best Film.

The only event of its kind, YOUNG AT HEART is a film festival dedicated entirely to seniors, their friends and relatives. After starting out as a small Sydney event, the Festival celebrates its 10th birthday in 2015.

It’s been a real joy designing and programming a festival for – and in consultation with – seniors. Australians over sixty are an incredibly diverse, adventurous and film-savvy audience. We’re thrilled to team up with Campbelltown Arts Centre and The Joan in Penrith to bring the community free screenings during NSW Seniors Week.” – Young at Heart Film Festival Director Matt Ravier

The screenings will take place on Monday the 16th of March (Campbelltown Arts Centre) and Wednesday the 18th of March (Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith).

Tickets are free but seats are limited – to book, call 02 9550 2266.

For details of the Western Sydney line-up visit: www.youngatheart.net.au/western-sydney

Screenings are supported by Screen NSW, Family & Community Services NSW, the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre and the Campbelltown Arts Centre.

The full program for YOUNG AT HEART FILM FESTIVAL is available now at www.youngatheart.net.au and www.palacecinemas.com.au.

provides a focal point for performing arts activity in the Western Sydney Region