The Legacy Film Festival on Aging celebrates the aging process as profound and meaningful, often challenging, and always courageous. Will we ‘age gracefully’, or crankily, or painfully? Or defiantly? Our films portray some of the many facets of this unique, ever-changing experience honestly and artfully and always with compassion and love for their subjects.


Do you want to support our mission for bringing a new lens to the issues of aging to educate, entertain and inspire intergenerational audiences? Do you love films and want to play a role in making the film festival an enjoyable event for moviegoers, filmmakers, and staff? The Legacy Film Festival on Aging could not exist without the TLC help of our corps of volunteers. They help make everything run smoothly — from taking tickets, to ushering our audience to their seats, to running mikes for Q & A sessions.

If interested, please contact, and put VOLUNTEER in the subject line. Thank You.

LFFOA 2018
LFFOA 2018
LFFOA 2018
LFFOA 2018

Photos: Koko Kawasaki and Dave Malkind

Meet Executive Director Sheila Malkind
Sheila Malkind, LFFoA executive directorAfter 40 years in the field of aging, first in Chicago, and now in San Francisco, Sheila Malkind is passionate about presenting films on aging to the SF community. She sees her work as her passion, based on her experiences working and socializing with older people. Sheila hopes to transform the images of adults that are currently represented in the media into more realistic and dynamic images of people with experience who wish to learn new concepts, and who have much to contribute to society, through work, volunteerism, socializing, and just simple enjoyment in life.

Interviews and Articles

Seniors show creativity never gets old by Jan Robbins | Community Living Campaign
Silver Hair on the Silver Screen. In Conversation With Sheila Malkind by Barbara Kate Repa
On the Making Life Meaningful at Every Stage and Every Age Honor Radar
On Internalized Ageism and Turning 50 by Koko Kawasaki | GeroInspired
What does it mean to be an elder today? KALW Your Call
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