Post Polio VIC. Inc. 🏆 Winning Film 🎥 “Lives Well Lived, hopes, dreams and pushing through Polio”

We wanted to share with you our amazing win on our short film, ‘LIVES WELL LIVED’ not only in Australia, but the world. Thank you to Focus on Ability Short Film Festival NOVA Employment and Noble Toyota for our new car. This was an opportunity which we are all sincerely over the moon and could not have done it without Chris Franklin – Franklin Image who helped us create our film that won!
Finally, but foremost, to all of our Polio friends and family, this win is for you!! Congratulations! 👏🏆👏

🏆 Focus on Ability Red Carpet Awards – Sunday 05 Nov 2023

Winner Announcements

Lives Well Lived Post Polio VIC. Focus on Ability Short Film Festival

The Focus on Ability™️ annual international Short Film Festival challenges filmmakers to create a short (5 minute) film that celebrates the achievements and abilities of people with disability.

All of the stars of Post Polio Victoria Inc. ‘Lives Well Lived’ short film, Shirley Glance, Robyn Abrahams and Peter Freckleton were honoured to be invited. However only Shirley Glance and Robyn Abrahams are able to attend

The 2023 Red Carpet Awards which will be held at Concert Hall in Chadtswood, Sydney and you can watch it live stream here

Sunday 05 Nov 2023 – 1.55pm – 4.30pm Sydney, Canberra Melbourne local time.

Embolden 2023 – 3-4 October 2023

#Embolden 2023 National Symposium

The Embolden Symposium is Australia’s only national event combatting ageism and building respect for older people. Established in 2018, our aim is to embolden (build capacity/confidence) of service providers, policy makers, community leaders, older people and everyone who works with or for older people – to accelerate the page of change. Embolden2023 will focus on cultural dimensions of ageism and practical primary prevention strategies.

The 2023 Symposium will be held on October 3-4 at the Daylesford Town Hall (in person event only). Additionally,  on October 1st, an online event will launch the #OldisBeautiful project, to coincide with International Day of the Older Person.

Our President Shirley Glance OAM will be one of this years Presenters.
Shirley Glance OAM will be one of the Presenters at #embolden2023 in Daylesford VIC.
Embolden 2023

Voting closes at midnight tonight – Vote Now!

Today is our last day of voting for the Focus On Ability Short Film Festival, our short film ‘LIVES WELL LIVED’

Below are instructions for everybody who can, to get as many people in your community to vote for ‘LIVES WELL LIVED’.  We have a scheduled Facebook Post every two hours today and one on the final hour.
If you could please throughout the day, click on Post Polio VIC. Facebook Page and share the 2 hour scheduled posts within your communities.  At the bottom of every 2 hour post will be a share button.  Click on the share button and choose ‘Share to a Feed’. The every 2 hour post you share will go directly to your personal Facebook Feed for your communities to hopefully vote and share.  All the hard work is done for you, including a short paragraph on each 2 hour post to help you engage your communities.
Thank you to everybody who has voted so far and have shared with your numerous communities.  Now is the final push.
Good Luck to all 👏 👏

Lives Well Lived – 2023 Focus on Ability Short Film Festival

Post Polio Victoria Inc have entered the 2023 Focus on Ability Short Film Festival. Below is our sneaky short trailer!

Online Voting is from August 16 – August 22, 2023  

Your votes will help us win and most importantly get the word out about

“Lives Well Lived” hopes dreams and pushing through Polio

PM Scott Morrison named as respondent on behalf of Commonwealth in complaint to Human Rights Commission

Media Release Oct 2021

Dr Peter Freckleton, Board Member of PPV

In an Australian first, and one that will shock the nation, a formal complaint about discrimination against someone with a disability naming the Prime Minister as representative of the Commonwealth of Australia has been accepted for consideration by the Australian Human Rights Commission”.

Please click on the link below to access the full release content

Media Release DDD P Freckleton 21-10-25