Screenabilities (Sydney Film Festival) [Sydney]
Screenabilities (Sydney Film Festival) [Sydney]

Event Information


Wednesday May 17, 2017
6:30 PM


Kings Cross Library
1/50-52 Darlinghurst Rd
Potts Point , NSW 2011

Auslan Interpreter/s

Jennifer Maclaughlan & Neil Phipps

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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Sydney Film Festival presents Screenability, in partnership with Screen NSW and the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, a new platform for screen practitioners with disability leading the narrative. This international program showcases the best of 2017, spanning drama and documentary from Australia, France, New Zealand and the UK, offering insights and unique perspectives on life.

Screenability is designed to boost the participation of under-represented groups in the screen industry. The focus of Screenability is to grow participation via internships with a wide range of industry professionals, showcasing productions by filmmakers with disability in a festival context, and providing best practice in building diversity in the screen industries.

The programming of titles for Screenability has been a stimulating process, and has uncovered creatives with talent and dedication eager to own the disability narrative. There are many films about disability, but today’s projects made by those with lived experience of disability offer the most startling, provocative and authentic cinema.

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