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Invitation to consultation and screening

The festival is now 10 years-old, with five festivals being held since our first event in December 2004.

After a decade of delighting, challenging and moving audiences it’s time to review the festival, where it’s been and where it’s going. We want to know:

What does The Other Film Festival mean to you, and how do you want it to look in the future?

Join Arts Access Victoria for a community consultation on 15 September to share your thoughts about The Other Film Festival. This exciting brainstorming session will shape the future of this iconic film festival—don’t miss your chance to have a say.

The consultation will be followed by a short screening of highlights from past festival programs. 

Come along and talk to us about the festival, then settle in with snacks to enjoy a fun screening!

Venue: South Melbourne Town Hall
Address: 210 Bank St, South Melbourne, 3205
Date & time: Tuesday 15 September
Consultation: 5pm–7.30pm Screening: 7:30–8:30pm

Auslan interpreters and catering will be provided.
The screening will be open-captioned and audio-described.

Please RSVP to Mija Gwyn at

If you have any dietary requirements or access requirements please let us know when you RSVP.

What is The Other Film Festival?

The Other Film Festival is the big party where everyone gets invited. The festival programs the very best new cinema about the lived experience of disability from around the world. The festival screens these films in the most accessible way possible, delivering global best practice in meeting the access requirements of all patrons. All speeches are Auslan interpreted, all films are captioned, all films are audio described and the venue is fully accessible. Inclusive, accessible and welcoming, the festival reveals how disability looks right now.

Want to know what happened at the festival in 2014? Download the report for the 2014 festival by clicking here.

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The Other Film Festival is supported by the Australian Government.
Public Partners City of Melbourne, Film Victoria and Screen Australia
Arts Access Victoria gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Arts Victoria, Australia Council for the Arts, Department of Human Services