About

Since 2004, The Other Film Festival (TOFF) has been a trailblazer, becoming the first and foremost, disability film festival in Australia. TOFF runs biannually, 2018 will be festival number 8. Submissions are currently open, apply here.

TOFF was conceived in response to the lack of opportunities for people with disability to view their community on film screens. The festival has since grown in size and stature. Run over three days, TOFF delivers a diverse program that provides filmmakers, festival enthusiasts and audiences alike the occasion to watch, discuss and debate all aspects of disability screen culture.

The festival encompasses forums, workshops and panel discussions and this year sees the continuation of competitive screenings in three different categories and prizes.

Mission

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

The mission of The Other Film Festival (TOFF) is to screen the stories of people with disability which 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 the stereotypes prevalent in popular culture.

TOFF is changing how the community thinks about disability. We do this by programming the best films 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 is one of  Australia’s  most experienced arts and disability organisation.

With a yearly turnover of more than 100 arts projects and initiatives that lead to an increased number of people with a disability creating and experiencing art, Arts Access Victoria is the state’s leading arts and disability organisation. Our focus is building the capacity of the arts, disability, community and education sectors to deliver increased and improved opportunities for arts and cultural participation for people with a disability.

Arts Access Victoria has a state-wide focus with programs in metro, outer-metro and regional Victoria. Our programs adopt a community-strengthening approach that is characterised by strong community-based partnerships, led by people with a disability. With extensive state wide networks across the arts, disability, community, local government and education sectors, Arts Access Victoria is in an ideal position to provide training, resources, mentorships, advice and information services for organisations and individuals from both the arts and disability sectors.

www.artsaccess.com.au