Dear film lovers:

Thank you for joining us at the 9th Annual Legacy Film Festival on Aging, September 20-22, 2019 for our screening of global and American-made films at the New People Cinema in San Francisco’s Japantown.

We are now gearing up for the 10th Anniversary: Oct. 2-4, 2020

Our festival welcomed intergenerational audiences to explore the richness of later life and to view modern longevity in many cultures through 20 international feature and documentary films.

We're an all-volunteer organization and our events are made possible by your donations, ticket sales, and sponsorship. Please consider making a one-time donation or schedule a monthly gift. Your company may match the gift and make your contribution larger.

Legacy Film Festival on Aging is a registered tax exempt 501(c)(3) arts organization. Federal ID# 27-2540492. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

Thank you: donors, volunteers, filmmakers, and sponsors.

Hope to see you at the movies!
Sheila Malkind, Executive Director
Board of Directors: Howard Bloomberg, Amy Hittner, Linda Jue, Paul Kleyman, Arlene Reiff, Jessica Rucker.


Submit your entry for Oct. 2-4, 2020

We are now accepting submissions through Film Freeway. Click below ON SUBMIT ON FILMFREEWAY.

We are seeking films that provide a unique opportunity to experience the variety and vitality of later life. The Legacy Film Festival on Aging showcases films from around the world that celebrate older adulthood and deal with the challenges and triumphs of aging.

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This Film Festival Is The Answer To Those “Okay, Boomer” Naysayers

by Lois Alter Mark | Dec. 19, 2019

If you think a film festival about aging would be dull or depressing or conservative, you’ve obviously never attended the Legacy Film Festival On Aging. ... Over the course of three days, the 9th annual festival screened 20 eclectic films, including dramas, documentaries and animated shorts and features from around the world. They were divided into categories like “Free To Be,” “Starting Over” and “Resiliency,” and every single film was fascinating.


KALW: Your Call

The Legacy Film Festival Shares New Perspectives on Aging

Sep. 10, 2019

Your Call host Rose Aguilar discusses the 9th annual Legacy Film Festival on Aging with Sheila Malkind.


SF Examiner

Legacy Film Festival brings fresh take on aging

by Jaya Padmanabhan | Sep. 5, 2019

“So, did I ever think of myself as a cross-dresser? I think I’d have to say yes, from early on,” an MIT professor emeritus says in the 40-minute documentary—“A Chance to Dress”—reflecting on what it took to come out after a lifetime of secrecy. In “Life Model,” an aging nude figure model inspires passionate works of art. And in “Flat Echo” the wife of a concert pianist with Alzheimer’s hopes to connect with her husband through the music that he wrote.

These and more are part of the Legacy Film Festival on Aging planned for Sept. 20-22 at San Francisco’s New People Cinema in Japantown.


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