Access All Areas Film Festival
The Disability Access Committee in partnership with Federation Council are bringing the 2017 Access All Areas Film Festival to Corowa and Oaklands on Monday 4 December.
The initiative is an opportunity to celebrate International Day of People with Disability and is being driven by the newly formed committee, which was established to work with council to build inclusive and liveable communities for all.
The committee is encouraging residents to join in the event as a way of recognising the many contributions those with a disability make. It is also an opportunity to challenge myths, improve awareness and take positive action to change inclusion and accessibility for people with a disability.
The Access All Areas Film Festival will screen for an anticipated 35,000 people in community venues, schools and businesses across the country. The free program of award winning short films, has accessible features including sensory and flashing light free screenings, with a commitment to continuing to add new accessible features each year.
The main program is being held at Karinya Residential Aged Care at 3:30pm and all members of the public are welcome to attend. The one hour screening is a curation of quality Australian and international short films which reflect the lived experiences of people with a disability.
The festival also includes a children’s program which features a one hour screening of ten films made by children 12 years of age and younger from Australia and around the world. Screenings will be held at Oaklands Central School and Corowa High School, providing students with the opportunity to view the exceptional films – two of which focus on the experiences of children with a disability.
Many of the films in this years festival includes the perspectives of people with a disability and highlight the importance of being inclusive.
Learn more about the event here.