Film project "Third Age New Opportunities" (Кинопроект «Третий возраст – новые возможности»)
In 2012, NGO "House of Projects" used cinematography to stimulate the creative resources of older persons by offering training courses and organizing a social film festival to feature the daily lives of older persons.
The NGO developed a training course for older persons on how to make a movie (a 48-hour course) and then held a photo exhibition of the 15 elderly students. It also organized a social film festival which received 55 works for competition and received attention from the local media (8 articles were produced). Many older persons reported having a fresh lense of seeing the world around them, so the NGO plans to continue the training and expand the audience to people of other ages, especially young people.