Superfest Disability Film Festival 2021 (Oct. 15-17)
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
Superfest Disability Film Festival is the longest running disability film festival in the world. Since it first debuted in a small Los Angeles showcase in 1970 it has become an eagerly anticipated international event—hosted by Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State. For more than 30 years, Superfest has celebrated cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability through a diverse, complex, unabashed and engaging lens. Superfest is one of the few festivals worldwide that prioritizes access for disabled filmgoers of all kinds.
This year, the Longmore Institute on Disability is excited to be bringing it to more people than ever before without the limits of geography, through an online film platform. A pass to the festival unlocks 21 short and feature films, which you can watch at your leisure throughout the festival October 15-17 (or 72 hours longer if you login to begin your screening by Sunday). In addition, check out our pre-recorded videos with some of the filmmakers and our live synchronous programs on Friday evening with Sins Invalid and our Sunday Cinema Chat for a chance to react to the films and chat with other Superfest attendees.
This year’s festival is bound to have something for everyone, from one film that explores disability radicalism with such an edge that it was banned from Facebook to another that provides a rare look into disability in an Aboriginal family. We’ve never before featured such a diversity of genres, not only documentaries, comedies, and dramas, but also sci-fi, musical theater, and even a horror film! We simply can’t wait for you to dive in and find your favorite gem.
Passes are on sale now, sold on a sliding scale starting at $0: http://www.superfestfilm.com/superfest-2021
Image alt text: Text reads: Superfest Disability Film Festival. Celebrating 35 years. Get your virtual tickets at superfestfilm.com. October 15, 16, 17. ASL, captioning, and audio description provided. Free tickets available. On the image there are multiple circles of various film stills. One features an illustration of a white woman with Down syndrome wearing a multicolor shirt, one features a drawing of a blind Japanese woman, and another features a Black woman dancing.