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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Entry Guidelines

  • Film must portray people 55 years of age and older.
  • Intergenerational stories with one key subject 55+ years are welcomed.
  • Both foreign and American short and feature-length narrative, documentary, experimental and animation films are welcome.
  • Films should dispel stereotypes about aging and older adults, and educate viewers about aging in an entertaining and compelling manner.
  • Films must be in English, or have English subtitles that are clearly differentiated from the background.
  • Films must be submitted for preview in online version. Vimeo link and password must be listed on the submission form.
  • In special cases, DVD hard copy format may be accepted. DVD entries must be labeled with title, name of artist, date of completion, and length. Must be accompanied by a self-addressed postage paid mailer with the title of the production on the mailer.
  • All entries will be notified before or by June 17, 2019.
  • If chosen, final film must be sent by July 1, and be available for screening September 20-22, 2019.
  • Films may be eligible for future Legacy Film Series and distribution: see

Awards & Prizes

The Festival will award prizes* in each of the following categories:

  • Best Student
  • Best Short
  • Best Documentary Feature
  • Best Narrative Feature
* $50 each for Student/Short; $100 each for Documentary/Narrative Feature

Terms & Conditions

Once accepted for screening, an exhibition print for Festival screening will be requested from the entrant. DCP preferred. All exhibition films must be received July 1, 2019.

JPGS will be requested for reproduction on website and in program book. (Resolution requirements for website resolution: 72ppi; for print (program and flyers) 300ppi. Trailers will be requested as well.

Every care will be taken to safeguard films and publicity materials while they are in the possession of the Festival. However, if loss or damage occurs, the Festival cannot accept or assume responsibility.

2019 CFE has ended

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