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Call for Entries

The Call for Entries is now closed. The festival received an unprecedented number of entries exploring the lived experience of disability. Stay tuned for sneak previews.

The Other Film Festival 3-7 December 2014

Get ready for more great films, surprising guests and provocative conversations. Grab your diary, planner or smart phone right now and lock in those dates. You can’t say we didn’t give you plenty of notice!

Take 5 with Leisa

With barely contained excitement, Leisa takes to the red carpet, fights off  the paparazzi and surmounts barriers to meet with actor Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, X-men: Days of Future Past)

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OFF at the UN in New York

The Other Film Festival presented a selected program of films at UN HQ New York during the United Nations’ Sixth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 18 July 2013.

The Other Film Festival Artistic Director, Rick Randall, travelled to New York to present the program comprising a selection of films from the most recent festival. His attendance at the UN was supported by the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations. The screening was attended by 150 delegates and invited guests, including Frank Senior (JUST BE FRANK) and Tommy Edison (visit It was the first time Frank Senior has seen his own film with audio description. Frank spoke movingly about his first experience of racism when his family objected to him playing with a white friend, a friend whose colour he could not see.

Randall says: “I was very proud to be able to present this screening in the United Nations to an audience of the world’s most influential decision-makers and advocates for the rights of people with disabilities. The selected films selected reflect the lives and broad range of issues affecting people with disabilities – but more importantly, the universality of life –the everyday experience, life’s challenges and, of course, the frequent comedy. The best thing about these films is that they are all intelligent, well-crafted, compelling pieces of storytelling.”

Check out some fantastic reviews and interviews with our 2012 Festival Guests:

• Screen Hub article

• The Age interview with Rick Guidotti and Carly Findlay

• The Age interview with William Mager

• The Punk Syndrome review

• Radio National interview Christine Bruno and Rick Guidotti

• The Conversation Hour Christine Bruno, Jill Singer and Dr Patrick Greene

• ABC Morning News Christine Bruno

The Other Film Festival is supported in 2014 by City of Melbourne, Screen Australia, Film Victoria and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.