The First International Film Festival on Aging was held February 20-22/09, in both San Francisco and Emeryville movie theaters.
We were gratified to reach over 1,200 viewers, due, in part, to great media attention about a Film Festival on AGING (!). There were many newspaper articles, including one in Chinese, several in the San Francisco and suburban newspapers, the AARP Gazette, plus radio and tv spots, and an interview with a Swedish radio reporter.
We screened 24 films, both documentaries and features, mostly 60 to 90 minutes, along with some unusual shorts. There were American films as well as international ones, plus an Opening Day afternoon of delightful films by local Bay Area directors at the famous Castro Theater.
The publicity surrounding the event stunned and gratified us, and as a result there have been requests from various parts of the country to deliver the fest to their communities. We are working to bring the best in cinema to you, and make it an entertaining and enlightening event: a Traveling Film Festival on Aging.
Sheila Malkind, MA, MPH
Director and CEO, Legacy Film Series
Film Curator, First International Film Festival on Aging
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Film Fest 09 Event Sponsors: AlmaVia of San Francisco, Bethany Center, Coda Alliance, Experience Corps, Golden Living Centers, Hotel Bijou, Insitute on Aging, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, RSVP of San Francisco & Alameda Counties, Jerome Goldstein, MD-San Francisco Alzheimer’s & Dementia Clinic, Senior Surf Computer Education, Silverado Senior Living-Belmont Hills, vibrantBrains, Wells Fargo.
Film Fest 09 Institutional Sponsors: UC Berkeley Resource Center on Aging, Goethe Institut – San Francisco/Berlin & Beyond