Superfest International Disability Film Festival: Call for Submissions

Superfest: International Disability Film Festival is the longest running disability film festival in the world. Save the Date: Superfest 2015 will be held on the evening of Saturday, November 14th at the SF LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and all day at the Contemporary Jewish Museum on Sunday, November 15th. Be a part of Superfest! Our mission is to present an educational, empowering, and entertaining film festival that celebrates disability as a generative and creative force in cinema and more broadly in culture. To become a Superfest sponsor click here.

Started in the 1970’s, Superfest is currently coordinated by the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University and LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. This November, the Bay Area will once again come alive with the visions of film and media makers exploring the rich diversity of disability culture. Stay tuned for upcoming events and announcements!

Submit Your Film

Film submissions are accepted January 8, 2015 through March 15, 2015. This year we are accepting submissions for short (less than 45 minutes) and full length films in all categories, including fiction, drama, animation, documentary, and children’s films. Please see our submissions guidelines for more details. An early bird discount is available for films submitted before February 15th.
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Don’t miss the East Coast premiere of “KRUTCH”!

Don’t miss the East Coast premiere of “KRUTCH”!

This Just In, Less than 24 hours to Purchase Advance Sale Tickets for the East Coast Premier of “KRUTCH”.

KRUTCH is a five minute experimental short exploring sex, disability, gender and perception on the streets and sheets of New York City. Produced by Mat Fraser, Directed by Matthew Clark and Performed by Mia Gimp. There is no dialog and, audio description is available upon request.

KRUTCH is being screened as part of the 10th Anniversary CineKink Film Festival at Anthology Film Archives: 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St.).

To purchase a 50% discount ticket use code “entourage2013” (on advance purchase only):
Ticket Pricing: $10/door; $9/advance; $7/seniors & students. 18 and over only.

Due to limited accessibility of the Theatre and an oversight by CineKink Festival Director, there are two screenings of this film during the festival:

Accessible Option THIS Wednesday, February 27th at 9:30pm
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Non-Accessible Option on Saturday, March 2nd at 7:15pm
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Directions to Anthology Film Archives:
M15 to 3rd Street & 2nd Ave.

F train to 2nd Avenue, travel two blocks north on 2nd Avenue to 2nd Street.
Accessible Station: #6 to Bleecker St./BDFM Broadway/Lafayette (Check Elevator Status in Advance). Travel one block north on Lafayette, then two blocks east on Bond St. (turns into 2nd St.) to 2nd Avenue.

Accessibility of the Theatre:
There is a 2in. step at the entrance of the building. There is a portable ramp available. The screening room has a 32in. entrance and 20ft. x 6ft. of space in front of the raked seating for wheelchair users.

VSA Apprenticeship for Emerging Filmmakers with Disabilities

VSA invites emerging filmmakers with disabilities, ages 18 to 30, from around the world who are interested in expanding their education and knowledge of documentary filmmaking to apply to be an apprentice at the renowned AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival and International Documentary Conference in June of 2011.

AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival and International Documentary Conference offers numerous opportunities for apprentices to be introduced to the most current trends in documentary filmmaking. Sessions, panels, master classes, small group discussions with industry leaders, and networking events will offer a select group of emerging filmmakers the opportunity to hone their skills, increase their knowledge base, and develop their network of professional contacts. Silverdocs staff will create a customized learning experience for each VSA Apprentice under the tutelage of AFI Silver’s Education Coordinator, Matt Boratenski.

Attendance at the entire conference is required. The official language for the conference is English and if necessary, accommodations will be made for American Sign Language. In order to fully participate, applicants must be able to speak, read, and write English fluently.

The selected VSA Apprentices will have the following expenses covered by VSA and AFI:

  • Conference registration, room, and board
  • Round-trip economy class or coach travel to and from Silver Spring, Maryland, including ground transportation
  • Travel, room, and board for a personal care assistant, if required
  • Reasonable accommodation for the apprentice’s disability