Neighbour Day

Neighbour Day is an annual celebration of our communities, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood. It is an opportunity and a reminder to connect with those around us as everyone is a neighbour no matter where you live or personal circumstances. Neighbour Day was founded in 2003 by Andrew Heslop after the remains of an elderly woman were found inside her suburban home – Mrs. Elsie Brown had been dead for two years, forgotten by her neighbours, friends and family.

Relationships Australia has been the home of Neighbour Day since January 2014. We would like to invite you to get involved with Neighbour Day 2017 – Sunday 26 March. It is the perfect way to say thanks for being a great neighbour and for being there! For more information or to register an event visit:

The Elevate Film Competition

As part of Neighbour Day 2016, RASA hosted the Elevate Film Competition, launched at the Elevate Festival in Gumeracha.

In the weeks that followed the launch of the Elevate Film Competition at Elevate Festival, participants eager to create offerings for the competition attended workshops in Claymation and live-action filmmaking. The workshops were run by Hills Connected Communities, and hosted by GooRoo Animation and Ink Pot Arts.

A total of 20 films were entered into the competition. All films were based around the theme of “Our Neighbours”. After an intense judging process the final screening and awards presentation was held in the quirky and welcoming space of the Mount Barker Town Hall.

And the winners were:

  • Best Film: Dumb Neighbours (Director Daniel Barratt)
  • Runner Up (Primary School division): The Last Straw (Matilda Cotton and Matilda Stott)
  • Runner Up (High School division): It’s all about the ball (Chris Amato and Ethan Meijer)
  • Audience choice: Neighbourhood Lost (Director Clorine Jackson)
  • Best Claymation: Welcome Neighbour (Leo McDonald)

Watch all of the Elevate Film Competition entries below!

Claymation Workshop Entries

Filmmaking Workshop Entries