Seniors’ Community Project: Looking In, Speaking Out

The team at the Wakefield International Film Festival aims to provide people in our region an opportunity to consider and discuss the content of the films we present.


We continue this commitment with the creation of a new project designed specifically for seniors. We’ve applied for funding and the plan is to hit the road with daytime screenings in three separate communities during the spring months of 2017.

Two of the films we are considering for this four film series are Festival favourites Keep On Keepin’ On, directed by Alan Hicks and Sing Your Song, directed by Susanne Rostock. The first of these tracks the mentoring relationship between the aged jazz legend Clark Terry and his young blind protégé, Justin Kauflin, who suffers from debilitating stage fright. The second is a tremendous portrait of Harry Belafonte, acclaimed singer and actor, whose tenacious work as a social activist continues to this day.

We will post the line-up, dates and venues here when the project is confirmed.  If you are interested in more information, want to discuss a screening in your area, or anything else, please contact us.