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AGE-FRIENDLY FILM FESTIVAL

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AGE-FRIENDLY FILM FESTIVAL

NOVEMBER 13, 2021

READING CINEMAS TOWN SQUARE

 

Media Arts Center San Diego, 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 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.

 

The short documentaries will be screened at the Age-Friendly Film Festival.

 

November 13, 2021

4pm at

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive

San Diego, CA 92117

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* This screening will be FREE of charge. COVID-19 precautions will be in effect. 

 

Meet Our Participants (Fellows)

 

Ashleigh Budiwarman

Film Topic

The film is about how the Bay Terrace Grand Opening is very helpful in providing resources for the elder Asian community in Bay Terrace.

 

One thing I’ve learned…

I have learned a lot from this fellowship so far. One thing that I have learned is how to create a narrative through documentary films. There are many different types of documentaries that can help tell the story effectively.

 

David Meza Padilla

Film Topic

My film is about a senior who learned to break social and language barriers through technology.

 

One thing I’ve learned…

I’ve learned the value of discipline. Through a series of events such as the pandemic, social interaction is more difficult, thus making every second of being face to face with someone count. I’ve learned to collaborate with my fellows, and the art of planning things in short amounts of time. And most importantly, to listen and empathize more with the people around me. We should be fully able to listen more and talk less.

 

Jasmine Rosario

Film Topic

My film is about the importance and experience of technology for the betterment of aged adults.

 

One thing I’ve learned…

One thing I have learned is that technology has created a generational gap between the older generations and the younger generation. Older adults have felt that they have been left behind, as technology advances. And with Covid, isolation hit harder than ever for these adults. With the help of technology, not only does it combat loneliness and connect these seniors together, but better their lives and create connections that could last a lifetime.

 

Lucas Agustín Rosta

Film Topic

My film is about commitment in daily life in relation to Alzheimer’s and its consequences.

 

One thing I’ve learned…

I’ve learned to handle each instance of production on my own.

 

Lucas Buu-hoan 

Film Topic

My film is about how walking groups among older adults can lead to a healthier and more social life.

 

One thing I’ve learned…

One thing I have learned is that there are so many interesting people who are passionate about making a difference in our older adult communities. I’ve been able to listen to many stories that truly show this compassion and generosity for others.

 

Lucca Rodriguez

Film Topic

My film is about spatial memory, our relationship with the buildings we call home, and how the spaces we inhabit connect us to our past.

 

One thing I’ve learned…

Participating in the Age-Friendly Film Fellowship has offered me a close look at what kinetic, hands-on documentary filmmaking looks like. I’ve learned that our craft extends far beyond the reach of technical knowledge or film study. In particular, the necessity of good communication skills was brought to my attention. I’m grateful for the instruction I’ve had while refining my ability to be personal yet professional. I’m continually encouraged by the enthusiasm of other fellows, and I hope we see each other often along our individual journeys. The future is bright!

 

Michelle Grepe

Film Topic

My film is about individuals who have faced housing insecurity in the past but have found a safe place within a senior center and their walking group.

 

One thing I’ve learned…

I have learned how important it is to interact with those around us who we don’t get to speak with on a regular basis. For me it was older adults with Serving Seniors who I got to know pretty well and almost everyone I had a conversation with just wanted to talk about anything and everything. Technically speaking, I learned that making a documentary involves a lot of work and it is important to care about the material you are filming about.

 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS FUNDERS & SPONSORS

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