Since 2004, The Other Film Festival has been a trailblazer, becoming the first international disability film festival in Australia. Held every two years, 2018 will be the eighth The Other Film Festival.

Originally conceived in response to the lack of opportunities for people with disability to view our community on film screens. The festival has since grown in size and stature. The Other Film Festival delivers an invigorating disability led program of local and international screenings, industry panels and workshops to showcase and foster the rich talent and experience of people with disability, including screen practitioners with disability.

The Other Film Festival delivers exemplary standards of access including captioning and audio description for all screened films.  On Opening Night – live captioning and live audio description will be provided. Throughout the festival Auslan Interpreters will be available for all sessions and networking events.


The Other Film Festival wants to change the world – we are starting with Australia.

The mission of The Other Film Festival is to screen the stories of people with disability which too often are largely submerged and misrepresented by mainstream film culture. The Other Film Festival gives people with disability, including screen practitioners, the opportunity to challenge and subvert stereotypes and offer authentic storytelling and representation.

The Other Film Festival is changing how the community thinks about disability. We do this by being a disability led film festival which programs original screen work from around the world about the lived experience of disability. We screen those films in a highly accessible manner. We want our audience to be entertained and energised. We want you to have high expectations of your experience at the festival. Most importantly, we want you to feel welcome and included.

Arts Access Victoria

Established in 1974, Arts Access Victoria (AAV) has since become the state’s leading arts and disability organisation.

AAV is dedicated to an ambitious agenda of social and artistic transformation for people with disability, the communities in which they live and the arts sector in which they aspire to participate without barriers. We achieve this through:

  • Disability-led advocacy

  • The delivery of outstanding community arts and cultural development programs for more than 1300 people with disability

  • Professional development programs for artists with disability aimed at securing employment outcomes

  • Best practice industry development initiatives that drive the engagement of organisations across the arts, disability and community sectors

Over the past four decades, Arts Access Victoria has established itself as the driving force behind an inclusive and accessible arts and cultural sector in Victoria.

AAV shares unique and untold stories through artmaking that interrogates important issues that frame the lives of people with disability. We challenge the placement of artists with disability at the margins, recognising them instead as significant and invaluable contributors to the Australian cultural landscape. We make Art. For every body.

Read the full history of Arts Access Victoria.