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Wide Angle Film Festival

Wide Angle Film Festival is a FREE film festival increasing access to cinema for people with disability

NSW, VIC, TAS, QLD, SA, WA (September 2020)

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We're thrilled to share the list of the first organisations to respond to WAFF Online. Carpentaria Disability Services – Tiwi in NT Outback Arts Inc – Coonamble in NSW Moreland City Libraries – Coburg in VIC City of Parramatta (Riverside Theatres) – Parramatta in NSW Tallangatta Neighbourhood House – Tallangatta in VIC Stanthorpe Film Society Inc – Stanthorpe in QLD City of Fremantle – Fremantle in WA City of Cockburn – Cockburn in WA City of Rockingham – Rockingham in WA Yorke Peninsula Council – Maitland in SA Thanks so much for your support! Image from Carpentaria Disability Service. Two men and two women, brightly dressed, sit on bright chairs being themselves. They are having fun and communicating in ways that work for them.
Huge thanks to the first three organisations to book WAFF Online! City of Rockingham, WA City of Freemantle, WA Yorke Peninsula, SA Whose next? Image of two people walking through shallow water on a beach that stretches as far as the eye can see.
Our wonderful filmmakers are beginning to reply to our requests to put WAFF online during the pandemic. First off the rank is Axel Zeiliger, producer of Cesar's Workshop. Thank you Axel - we're deeply appreciative. Axel sends his regards from France. Image of a mans head and shoulder as he looks downward. A title reads, "I was celebrating".
We'd like to thank all our wonderful screening partners who've been busy postponing their events until later in the year. We feel proud to be part of such a caring team. In the meantime we're working to put together an online festival so that we can continue to share the lived experience of people with disability with Australia through programs of international award winning short films. Coming soon to a device near you! Image of red cinema chairs facing the viewer with 'coming soon' and a bright white light above them against a black wall.
Very privileged to be at Day 2 of the Arts Access Meeting Places Conference at the Australian National Art Gallery listening to a panel discussion about leadership, identity and pride. Image below of the corner of a conference space including a woman’s face on a large screen on a stage behind a row of seated speakers, a large urn and some large sculptures of people. The backs of audience members are in the foreground.
We are thrilled to announce that 'My Name is Petya' has been included in the 12th WAFF Public Program. A beautifully shot film from Russia, 'My Name is Petya' reminds us that love can arrive at the most surprising times and ways in our lives. Image below of a very young boy in front of a window with drawings on it.
We're pleased to announce that the 12th Wide Angle Film Festival screens with the following access: Open Captions or Audio Description Social Stories Adjusted light and audio levels Quiet space An introduction inviting everyone to be themselves Low tech communication boards Flashing light free screening Accessible toilets (unfortunately very few venues have adult change tables and hoists) Access from public transport drop off points and disabled parking spaces Clear corridors Wheel chair parking spaces Communication stickers Opportunity to reserve seating near doors Pronoun stickers Triggers lists Image below of children and adults sitting in a cinema looking towards the screen which is out of shot.
Today we'd like to introduce another film from our Public Program - 'Venus'. Through this compelling documentary from the UK a female drag queen living with disability shares her experience of the two worlds she lives in.
Today we're pleased to introduce another film from our Public Program in our ongoing online 'launch'! In the spectacular action film, 'Just Go', Just meets Ieva on the doorstep of the house they both live in. They start a conversation that's interrupted by two thieves who steal Ieva's bag. In the blink of an eye Just decides to follow the thieves to retrieve Ieva's bag and win her heart. A must see, this Academy Award nominated short film from Latvia, will get your adrenaline pumping! Image of a blond man dressed in black on a skateboard skitching on a car.
We'd like to thank Curious Works and Creatability for the opportunity to include 'Prone to the Drone' in the 12th WAFF Public Program. The image below, of a man with a round face in a black and sparkling silver wrestling mask, is from this film. This is the offical image of 12th WAFF. 'Prone to the Drone' is compelling story, sensitively directed, of a socially isolated man who finds acceptance through a surprising series of events.
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