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Full Program for Fri 30

Festival in a pod: individual screenings

Fri 30 Sept, 10am - 4pm Book tickets for this session here

The Attack of the Robots from Nebula-5

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  • Chema García Ibarra
  • 2008, 7 mins
  • Sci-Fi, Spain

Regarded as odd by his family and the local community, a man believes he has superior knowledge about the world’s impending destruction, of which he will be the sole survivor. Alienation meets alien invasion in this visually stunning low budget sci-fi that questions the way we see the world.

The Globe Collector

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  • Summer DeRoche
  • 2012, 7 minutes
  • Documentary, Australia

Andrew Pullen collects light globes. More than 10,000 of them. Enter a world where a passion for electronics is all-consuming and a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome is nothing more than a label. Join one man’s solo quest to protect a technology that is fast being forgotten.


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  • Samara Hersch
  • 2014, 7min
  • Comedy, Australia

An enthusiastic team of super heroes
save a local supermarket. Made in collaboration with Access Inc and filmed on location at Piedimonties, North Fitzroy’s iconic supermarket.

Autism In Love

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  • Michelle Friedline
  • 2012, 9min
  • Documentary, USA

RV Kuser is fifty, blissfully married and proudly autistic. He has learned to mask the behaviours associated with his autism in order to function successfully. However, this triumph comes at a cost: he is only able to act neurotypically for a limited time before regressing dramatically the more genuine version of himself.

Living in Space

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  • Katre Haav
  • 2014, 13 minutes
  • Documentary, Estonia, Germany

Reality and imagination blend together to make Oliver’s life. It’s hard to resist being dragged into illusion but it’s even harder to get out of it. Using animation elements, this is a compelling depiction of the experience of schizophrenia and the daily possibility of psychosis.

Dan and Margot

Fri 30 Sept, 10:30am - 12pm Book tickets for this session here

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Dan and Margot

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  • Chloe Sosa-Sims
  • 2015, 75 minutes
  • Documentary, Canada

This film is an intimate look into the life of a young modern woman struggling to take back the three years of her life that she lost to schizophrenia. With unprecedented access we follow Margot, who not long ago was stalked and tormented by a person who never really existed.

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What are you looking at?

Fri 30 Sept, 12pm - 2pm Book tickets for this session here

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  • Linda Paganelli
  • 2015, 16 minutes
  • Documentary, Palestinian Territories

Dina, Eman, Sawsan, three disable women from Gaza strip, show the strength and courage to fulfill their dreams.

Home Care Before Christmas

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  • Viktor Hertz
  • 2016, 1 minutes
  • Comedy, Sweden

A dystopian look into the future of home help service.

Let me know

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  • Bim Jacobsson
  • 2016, 11 minutes
  • Drama, Sweden

Maja is 18 years old and lives with her mom in a small town. Maja is like any other teenager – testing limits, thinking about the future and exploring her sexuality; something that is questioned by the people around her. Partly because she is a girl, but mainly because Maja has got Down syndrome.


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  • Sofya Gollan
  • 2015, 12 minutes
  • Drama, Australia

Gemma has a gimp leg. Her best friend calls her Gimpsey – a crippling in-joke wearing thin.


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  • Ricardo Koanuka
  • 2016, 27 minutes
  • Documentary, Sweden

In a Shantytown of Brazil a man refuses to let his mind or physical disability prevent him from living a full life and taking part of any everyday situation.

Our World, Our Shorts

Fri 30 Sept, 2pm - 4pm Book tickets for this session here

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All of the Above

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  • Distinctive Options
  • 2016, 3 minutes
  • Comedy, Australia

“All of the Above” condenses an actor’s grand performance into a series of gestures. Andrea then delivers an acceptance speech like no other.

Chop Secret

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  • Distinctive Options
  • 2016, 2 minutes
  • Comedy, Australia

A martial arts expert uncovers secrets of the not so distant past. In a few swift moves, he redefines the meaning of paperwork.

Mrs Bean and the Security Guard

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  • Distinctive Options
  • 2016, 3 minutes
  • Comedy, Australia

Coots and Walsh present a comic double act inspired by black and white silent movies of the 1920′s. With a nod to Mr Bean, Coots and Walsh have created a modern slapstick comedy with a classic feel.

Auslan Music video

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  • Arts Access Victoria
  • 2016, 3 minutes
  • Music Video, Australia

This Auslan music video was created by Deaf, HOH and CODA youth in collaboration with Deaf filmmakers Jules Dameron, Ramas Rentelis and Alexander Straub

Mum’s Place

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  • Brigid Canny
  • 2015, 6 minutes
  • Drama, Australia

As Laura tries to pack up her mother’s house for sale she begins to question the maternal obligations that hold her in her family.

The Stars

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  • Heidi Everett
  • 2015, 5 minutes
  • Documentary, Australia

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared’ Buddha

The Darkness

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  • Simon J Green
  • 2016, 6 minutes
  • Sci-Fi, Australia

A guard pushes her dangerous prisoner through a dark, post-apocalyptic underground. At the sharp end of a crossbow, the bound prisoner waits for her moment. When something monstrous stirs in the shadows, both are forced to fight for survival.

Listening Eyes at Manus and Nauru

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  • 2016, 4 minutes
  • Documentary, Australia

New era of ‘Auslandocujournalism’. Armed with iPhone and Macbook the reporter observes and reports in Auslan ( Australian Sign Language) at the Free the Refugees Rally in June 2016.


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  • Heidi Everett
  • 2016, 5 minutes
  • Animation, Australia

A dog in a psych ward reveals the experience of involuntary admission to a public psychiatric ward.

Ballarat – My Town

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  • Barry Devine
  • 2016, 5 mins
  • Documentary, Australia

I’ve been in Ballarat since I was a little boy, this is my town.

This is my documentary about beautiful Ballarat.

Q & A

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers Simon J. Green and Brigid Canny, facilitated by The Other Film Festival director, Mija Gwyn. Simon and Brigid will discuss their experiences as filmmakers, and what it means to them to tell stories that are not about disability.

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Fri 30 Sept, 4pm - 6pm Book tickets for this session here

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Here & There

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  • Jascha Blume
  • 2015, 11 minutes
  • Documentary, Netherlands

The filmmaker follows three seventeen-year-old girls, twins from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and a girl from a village in the north of the Netherlands, as they go about their daily life, showing that the experience of being Deaf transcends geographical boundaries.etherlands

Two Worlds

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  • Maciej Adamek
  • 2016, 51 minutes
  • Documentary, Poland

In this inspiring family portrait, 12-year-old Laura is our guide through life with her deaf parents, which is unusual, challenging and surprisingly ordinary.

Hear and Now

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  • Brandon Kelley
  • 2015, 10 mins
  • Drama, USA

An expecting deaf mother explains to her sister why she hopes for her son to be deaf.


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  • Jules Dameron
  • 2013, 19 minutes
  • Comedy, Sweden/US

Møkkakaffe tells the story of two families — one deaf and one hearing — who collide in the wake of a mysterious car accident that leaves two of their loved ones comatose.

Q & A: I am Woman, Hear me Roar

Fri 30 Sept, 6pm - 7:30pm Book tickets for this session here

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Q&A: I am Woman, Hear me Roar

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  • Discussion
  • Free Session

This Q & A session will reflect on the importance of feminism for Deaf women in the screen industry. Highly respected Deaf filmmaker Jules Dameron from the United States and Bethany Robinson, a Melbourne-based Deaf actor, will discuss the occasionally absurd assumptions that confront Deaf women in the screen industry.