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Make a film that could save a life

We’re looking for passionate people who want to learn more about adventurous filmmaking. No, we won’t be teaching you how to film while you jump out of a plane or handle snakes on set- but we WILL be teaching you the skills you’ll need to tell daring stories of bravery, loss and redemption that would otherwise go unheard

The FilmLife Project is an initiative to help bring greater youth engagement and awareness to DonateLife Week, Australia’s national awareness week to promote organ and tissue donation, taking place in 2012 from 19-26 February. It provides an opportunity for new and budding filmmakers (aged 16-35) to interpret this emotionally-charged theme in new and creative ways with a five minute film around ‘asking and knowing your loved ones’ wishes’.

We want to hear from:

People of all ages who have a story to tell about organ and tissue donation and want share it with a young filmmaker

People aged 16-35 who have never made a film before and want to learn some skills

And current filmmakers who are keen to challenge their filmmaking skills on a topic that could save a life.

We believe that you can encourage others to talk to their loved ones about organ donation and actually save lives with your filmmaking. Need inspiration?

Check out this film by Tianna

The FilmLife Project has been funded by the Organ and Tissue Authority, and is the creative brainchild of The GroundSwell Project in partnership with Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) in Parramatta and Nepean Intensive Care. If you would like to know more please go the Filmlife.com.au website, join in the conversation on twitter and Facebook and share your story.

In the mean time please share with us: Who have you told your organ donation wishes to? And how did you do it?

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