TheOtherFilmFestival 2012

The Other Film Festival is back, bigger and better than ever!

We’re excited to announce that the 2012 Other Film Festival will be held from the 19th-23rd September at Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall.

Stop reading and put it in your diary right now!

Loaded with a potent reputation for presenting razor-sharp cinema from around the globe, the festival shifts up a cog in 2012. Experience the acceleration only cinema can deliver as North Melbourne Town Hall becomes the spinning hub for an inclusive and accessible five-day road trip into disability screen culture.

Embracing cinema for the first time, the suite of town hall venues transform themselves into dark yielding spaces ripe for discovery, amazement and transformation. Put any thoughts of sleep away for five days and nights of film, guest director Q&A’s, forums, presentations and workshops offering professional development for film practitioners with a disability.

The Other Film Festival offers something for everyone with a full program of authentic and compelling films that explores the diverse experiences of disability, mental illness and being Deaf. All films are Captioned and Audio Described, and all events are Auslan interpreted, so everyone can enjoy the films, and take part in forums and Q&As with directors, actors and international guests. The Festival also offers a fully accessible and inclusive Festival Club.

The 2012 Festival program will present a contemporary program of Australian and international films, forums, workshops, and Q&A sessions, including presentations by Rick Guidotti of Positive Exposure and Athens Inferno by Antonios Rellas who will speak about the recent civil uprising in Athens as a result of the global financial crisis and its effect on people with a disability. The Festival will also include a program of cutting-edge Deaf cinema and a controversial selection of films challenging every assumption ever made about sex, love, romance, marriage, gender reassignment and disability of every hue.

If you want to put your finger on the living pulse of disability, grab hold of this festival in September.

Below is a taste of what you can expect from films screening at OFF 2012:

Warrior Champions tells the story of a group of wounded American Soldiers, as they fight to turn nightmares of war into Olympic dreams.

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Warrior Champions, USA, Director: Craig Renaud Picture of Melissa Stockwell