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2014 Festival Dates Announced
Get ready for more great films, surprising guests and provocative conversations
Wednesday 3rd to Sunday 7th December 2014 at Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall
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!
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Of course the answer to the question Why do we celebrate 3 December? was, of course, International for People with Disability.
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Vale Lesley Hall
LOSS OF A GREAT LEADER IN THE DISABILITY SECTOR
We were all saddened by the unexpected and sudden passing on October 19th of Arts Access Victoria’s dear friend, colleague and former chairperson, Lesley Hall. This news came as a great shock. With Lesley gone, we have lost a fearless champion of the disability rights movement although her significant legacy will be felt and appreciated for years to come.
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 www.blindfilmcritic.com). 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.”
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The Other Film Festival is supported in 2014 by City of Melbourne, Screen Australia, Film Victoria and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.