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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.

What’s happening in 2015?

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

The Other Film Festival has reached its 10th year, with five festivals being held since the inaugural festival in December 2004.

We have decided that this is an opportune moment for a strategic review, to consider what has changed over the last 10 years. We want to look at the festival’s highlights, and how OFF can respond to the changes in the sector and community that has occurred over the years.

Some of the topics that we want to consider in the review are:-

- How should TOFF be delivered, and in what format?
- How can TOFF better engage with its audiences?
- What role should TOFF have in the disability & Deaf communities?
- What role should TOFF have in the local film industry?

We are holding a series of consultations, including the following:-

- Community consultation
- Industry consultation
- Online survey

If you want to receive updates about OFF and the consultation session, please email to sign up for eNews updates from OFF.

Farewell Rick

After more than a decade long association with Arts Access Victoria, including ten years as the Festival Director for the Other Film Festival, Rick Randall has left the festival to take up an exciting new opportunity.

Arts Access Victoria would like to take this opportunity to thank Rick for guiding the Other Film Festival from the very start in 2004, through five exciting and provocative festivals that challenged thinking about disability, to 2015.

Rick Randall speaking at OFF 2012. Photo Credit: Jorge de Araujo

Mija Gwyn is acting as the Associate Director of the OFF for the remainder of 2015 and is the primary contact for the festival. You can contact Mija via email:

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The Other Film Festival is supported in 2015 by City of Melbourne, Screen Australia, Film Victoria and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.