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Opening Night

Arts Access Victoria is proud to present our seventh festival celebrating the lived experience of disability through compelling cinema. Our opening night includes a forum on diversity in Australian screen industries, and a special screening of three short films from the 2016 program.


Panel discussion: Is Australian television more diverse than our film industry?

Featuring leading thinkers on cultural participation, CEO of Arts Access Australia Emma Bennison, award-winning filmmaker Sofya Gollan, acclaimed actor Kate Hood, Executive Director of Arts and Disability Ireland Padraig Naughton. Moderated by all-round provocateur Kath Duncan.


Screenings: 7:45pm


Linda Paganelli |2015 | 16min | Documentary | Palestinian Territories

Dina, Eman, Sawsan, three women with disability from Gaza strip, show the strength and courage to fulfil their dreams.


Home Care Before Christmas

Viktor Hertz | 2016 | 1min | Comedy | Sweden

A dystopian look into the future of home help service.


Let me know

Bim Jacobsson | 2016 | 11min | 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.


When: Wednesday, 28 September 2016 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (AEST) - Add to Calendar

Where: Experimedia at State Library Victoria – 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 - View Map

All sessions and screenings at The Other Film Festival are free, but ticketed.
Patrons are encouraged to book their tickets in advance, as sessions will fill up quickly!
People with access requirements are also encouraged to book in advance.

Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite here

You can also make phone bookings on 03 9699 8299 or by email via