5-7 DECEMBER 2014
The third annual Together! Disability Film Festival is FREE and takes place at the Old Town Hall Stratford from 5-7 December 2014 (see Locations for further venue details; no need to book). Presented in association with 104 Films and Film on Film Entertainment, the festival is supported by Arts Council England, C4, Trinity Buoy Wharf, Countryside Properties and the London Borough of Newham and takes place as part of the Together! Disability History Month free festival (19 November-15 December 2014).
We are delighted to announce the 2014 programme, bursting full of premieres, special guests and films made over the past 18 months (full details of the films, and links to online versions, are published daily – see below).
- All screenings are ‘relaxed’.
- The venue is wheelchair-accessible.
- Many films are captioned; some are in BSL.
- Please contact us if you require audio-description.
SPECIAL EVENTS (also FREE)
Thursday and Friday 4-5 December 2014 11am-3pm: Animation workshop at McGrath Centre, John Barnes Walk, McGrath Road, Stratford, London. E15 4SZ. 0203 3731801.
Saturday 6 December 12noon-1.30pm: ‘Cripping up’ or creative right? Join disabled and non-disabled filmmakers at the Old Town Hall Stratford to discuss their perspectives on Disability Film and casting disabled actors. Refreshments provided.
FRIDAY 5 DECEMBER
6pm: A Life Worth Living, introduced by Jon Hastie and Annie Perkins, followed by The Other Dreamers. No ordinary road movie, A Life Worth Living (2012, first public screening) is a fun, inspiring, poignant and surprising rock ‘n roll journey that takes us into the lives of guys who, against all the odds, show us just how valuable life is. The Other Dreamers (2013, UK Premiere) is a story of children who want to prove to the world that they are exactly like everyone else, and even better. To view A Life Worth Living online click here and use the password <anecdoteALWL>
SATURDAY 6 DECEMBER 2014
12noon-1.30pm: ‘Cripping up’ or creative right? Join disabled and non-disabled filmmakers to discuss their perspectives on Disability Film and casting disabled actors. Refreshments provided.
2pm: FILMS FROM THE EAST Short films by locally based disabled filmmakers including the Inna Vision Film School, Living Films, the Powerhouse and Zinc Arts. Click here to view programme.
3.30pm: ANIMATE! Enjoy animations by Sean Burn, James Kurtz, Stephen Lee Hodgkins, Simon McKeown, Shadowlight Artists and Kristina Veasey. Click here to view programme.
4.30pm: SHORT DRAMAS 1 Films by Ellen Clark, Dee Meaden, Louis Neethling and Gary Thomas. Click here to view programme.
6pm: Little Devil (2013, UK Premiere). A feature length comedy-drama film set in East London about unconventional friendships, starring Sam Renke. A mischievous, disabled fag hag absconds to London to find love and opportunity, but finds an unlikely outcome in her life when she hooks up with a washed-up gay male escort. The cast will be present at the screening. To find out more visit http://www.littledevilfilm.com/
SUNDAY 7 DECEMBER 2014
12noon: ARTISTS FILMS & VIDEOS by Sandra Alland, Katharine Araniello, Jez Colborne, Tony Heaton, David Hevey, Cedoux Kadima, Stephen Lee Hodgkins, Hana Mire, Dolly Sen and Kristina Veasey. Click here to view the programme.
1.30pm: SHORT DOCS by Camilla Arnold, Fay Hart, Mazin M. Sherabayani and Cathy Heffernan. Click here to view the programme.
3pm: DANCE FILMS from AXIS Dance Company, Clare Cunningham, Foundation for Community Dance, G-Dance, Joy of Sound and the Olimpias. Click here to view the programme.
4.30pm: SHORT DRAMAS 2 Films by Philippe Bernadin, Marc Nadal, Sabina Sattar, Billy Skinner and Charlie Swinbourne. Click here to view the programme.
6pm: iWitness (2014, UK Festival Premiere). A tense psychological thriller starring and produced by East Enders actor David Proud.