Media Arts Center San Diego (MACSD), in partnership with AARP, The San Diego Foundation and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Aging & Independence Services, is celebrating the completion of the Emerging Filmmaker Fellowship by hosting the first ever Age-Friendly Film Festival. This four-month fellowship provided participants with a cash stipend, filmmaker training, and mentorship to produce short films highlighting local efforts to build age-friendly communities where people of all ages can be healthy and thrive.

“The films produced by the Fellows give us a glimpse as to what age-friendly communities can look like; underscoring the radical potential for structural change and a future rooted in care and compassion for people of all ages.” – Cameron Quevedo, Media Arts Center San Diego Director of Education.

This project aims to raise awareness of age-friendly work by featuring films highlighting the importance of age-friendly communities. The films help define what it means for a community to be age-friendly, provide examples of local efforts, and offer a vision for a future age-friendly San Diego region. Filmmakers were encouraged to highlight how age-friendly work impacts low-income and underserved older adults and to use storytelling to bring issues to life.

The short documentaries will be screened at the Age-Friendly Film Festival this Saturday, November 13, 2021, 4pm at Reading Cinemas Town Square – 4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117.

To learn more about the participants (fellows), visit Digital Gym Cinema/Age-Friendly Film Festival.