Sheila Malkind is the Founder and Executive Director of the Legacy Film Festival on Aging. Our mission: To present a film festival to inspire, educate, and entertain intergenerational audiences about the issues of Aging.

The 2nd Virtual, 11th Annual Legacy Film Festival on Aging will be presented Friday, Nov 4- Sunday, Nov 13.

The festival celebrates the aging process as profound and meaningful, often challenging, and always courageous. We seek submissions from filmmakers that portray the full range of later life in all its humanity, complexities, challenges, richness.
Every day in America, 10,000 men and women are turning 65. There are similar statistics world-wide. AGING IS ‘IN’, we say. No longer unacceptable are the words such as ‘seniors’, elders’, or ‘older adults’. What’s wrong with ‘old’ and ‘elderly?’ Our filmmakers have portrayed this unique, ever-changing experience honestly and artfully, and always with compassion and love for their subjects.

Moviegoers’ written evaluations of our festivals are overwhelmingly positive:

“The films are impactful. They are soul- stirring, and so intensely poignant and beautiful.”

“Eye-opening, Exquisite.” “The world needs this; A privilege to watch.” “Changed my life.”

Please see our website for more information: www.legacyfilmfestivalonaging.org

AWARDS

All filmmakers whose films have been accepted and screened at the 10th Annual Legacy Film Festival on Aging will receive a laurel logo.

All screened films will be eligible for a $100 award in the following three categories:
* Best Short
* Best Narrative
* Best Documentary

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• 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.

• All foreign language films must have English subtitles, including their songs, that are clearly and boldly differentiated from the background.
. All English- language films require closed captions.

SUBMISSION FORMATS ACCEPTED:
• DCP file in hard drive and back up mov.file

• Mov file (Pro-res, mp4, H264) in hard drive

note: We won't be able to accept any downloading DCP file from link.

• All entries will be notified before or by June 15, 2020.

• If chosen, final film must be sent by August 1, and be available for screening by October 2.

• Final film format: For the shorts films: we would like to receive Mov files. For the Feature length film films: DCP, Mov, Blu-Ray, & DVD.

• Films may be eligible for future Legacy Film Series and distribution: see www.legacyfilmseries.com.

ONCE YOUR FILM HAS BEEN ACCEPTED, IT MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
- An exhibition print for Festival screening , DCP preferred. NOTE: SEE IF ADD OTHER FORMAT

- 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 required 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.

- The submission will not be returned to the filmmaker.

- If student, please send proof of student i.d.

We look forward to seeing your films, and thank you for submitting to the Legacy Film Festival on Aging. If you have any questions, you can email us at: info@legacyfilmfestivalonaging.org