We are so happy to be bringing the idea of this film festival to fruition after almost 2 years! And we believe it is the right time. A cultural shift has started and we are but one more pebble in the landslide that is age-positive living in the Third Act of Life. For the vast majority of Canadians, that will be the last 3 decades of our life (70s, 80s and 90s) as Statistics Canada advises that we are living longer and there is about to be a whole bunch more of us in this stage of life than there will be younger people. The term has been around for almost a decade and Jane Fonda made it very popular with her 2011 TED Talk - Life's Third Act.
THIRD ACTion Film Festival's primary focus is to celebrate ageing and the accomplishments of older adults to help speed along an age-positive culture shift.
Celebrating graduations, promotions, marriages and births are natural - so why not celebrate our third act. Most of us will live to see many candles on our birthday cake, however, some of us won't; everyone's third act is personal and can occur at any age. We as a nation are living longer, working later into life and are healthier than ever, so let's celebrate the vibrancy, promise and joy of our third act.
Since we plan at every other stage of life why not this one. Planning for our third act should be as natural as talking about buying a house, planning a vacation or starting a family.
To have the best third act possible, we will present films and speakers on subjects that are topical.
We are looking forward to seeing you at our inaugural festival on June 8 through 10, 2018!
"Your 40s are good. Your 50s are great. Your 60s are
fab and 70 is f*@king awesome!"
To give our festival-goers across Canada a fantastic film experience and offer them a perspective shift in regards to the third act of life.