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The Other Film Festival WA puts people with disability at the centre of storytelling and filmmaking. Join us for a weekend of films by, for, and about people with disability.

The Other Film Festival began in 2004 as a ground-breaking, international, disability-led program by Arts Access Victoria that elevated Deaf people and people with disability’s voices, stories, and skills within the Australian screen industry.

This year’s The Other Film Festival WA is DADAA’s third version of the project, encompassing a program of film screenings and conversations with leading filmmakers and practitioners with disability. The festival puts a spotlight on filmmakers with disability and their stories, and connects Western Australian artists and audiences with disability to international, national, and local screen practitioners.

Read the program here:  

The Other Film Festival WA 2022 Program

 
 
 


Program and Tickets

  • All films MA15+, restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult
  • All films are open captioned and audio-described

Opening Night | July 15, 5.30pm

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Shadow (Australia) 2022, 56min, Directed by Bruce Gladwin

A group of activists hold a public meeting, desperate to save the world. As the meeting unravels, they discover the greatest threat to their future is already in the room.

Followed by drinks and canapés.

Presented with Revelation Perth International Film Festival in association with Back to Back Theatre

Read more about the film here

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Festival Keynote Speaker Alistair Baldwin | July 16, 12pm

FREE

Alistair will be discussing his career development, opportunities and experience in screenwriting, as well as his current projects, including his latest directorial work for SBS which was developed through SBS, NITV, and Screen Australia’s Digital Originals initiative.

This event is supported by Screenwest and Lotterywest.

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Film Screenings | July 16 & 17

The weekend of film screenings highlights the voices, stories, and skills of filmmakers and practitioners with disability. DADAA Fremantle’s Cinema will host seven screenings of Australian and International short films across two days. See below schedule for details of sessions. Tickets are FREE.

Saturday 16 July


1.15pm          Session 1: Country, Identity & Art

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5pm               Session 3: Taking Action

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Sunday 17 July


12pm              Session 2: Making an Impression

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2pm                Session 1: Country, Identity & Art

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4pm                Then Barbara Met Alan

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6.30pm          Session 3: Taking Action

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Followed by Q&A with Liz Carr

 
Short Film Sessions

Session 1: Country, Identity & Art

Explorations of place, identity, and disability and how they shape us and our artistic practices.  This collection includes stories from Martu country and bushfire-affected areas in Australia, advice for how people with disability can prepare for climate apocalypse, and artists addressing identity, disability, and how they create work.

Session 2: Making an Impression

How do we make an impression on the people around us, how does the world perceive us and what makes an impression on us? From the ways different disabilities affect how we experience the world to assumptions made about (and sometimes by) people with disability, these diverse stories show us as powerful, aspirational, playful, and romantic.

Session 3: Taking Action

There are many ways we can take action to change our lives and those of people around us. These films poke fun at common disability tropes and depictions (when was the last time you saw a disabled action hero on screen?) and show people changing their lives and other people’s understanding of how the world works.


Presentation Partner: 

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Industry Partners:

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Supporting Partner:

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DADAA respectfully acknowledges the Whadjuk and Yued people of the Noongar nation and the Southern Yamatji Peoples, the traditional owners of the lands upon which DADAA operates. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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