Superfest Disability Film Festival October 15-17, 2021

October 1, 2021 

 
Dear Disability Community Members: 
 
Please find this invitation from our colleagues at the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, which describes the various ways to participate in the 35th Superfest Disability Film Festival.
 
From the Longmore Institute:
 
Superfest Disability Film Festival Logo, a colorful film reel

Join Us for #Superfest35! 

October 15th-17th
Free passes available

 
Text reads: Superfest Disability Film Festival. Celebrating 35 years. Get your virtual tickets at superfestfilm.com. October 15, 16, 17. ASL, captioning, and audio description provided. Free tickets available. On the image there are multiple circles of various film stills. One features an illustration of a white woman with Down syndrome wearing a multicolor shirt, one features a drawing of a blind Japanese woman, and another features a Black woman dancing.
Text reads: Superfest Disability Film Festival. Celebrating 35 years. Get your virtual tickets at superfestfilm.com. October 15, 16, 17. ASL, captioning, and audio description provided. Free tickets available. On the image there are multiple circles of various film stills. One features an illustration of a white woman with Down syndrome wearing a multicolor shirt, one features a drawing of a blind Japanese woman, and another features a Black woman dancing.

SUPERFEST DISABILITY FILM FESTIVAL 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic, our festival will be solely virtual and hosted on a platform called Eventive. Instead of watching the films synchronously, they will be available on-demand for the whole weekend (October 15-17th) for you to watch when it is convenient for you. 

Starting at 12:01 am PT on Friday, October 15th, you can begin viewing films until the clock strikes midnight on Sunday, October 17th. Once you access the screening, you will then have 72 hours to watch and rewatch the films. So don't worry if you haven't gotten to the films until late Sunday night - so long as you push play before midnight, the 72 hours will be honored. 

To access the festival, we will be issuing "passes" instead of "tickets." Regardless of what price you pay for your pass, you will receive full access to all aspects of the festival: 21 films, two pre-recorded and one live filmmaker panel, and a "Community Conversation" event to hangout on Zoom with other attendees and share your thoughts on the films. 

This past year has thrown challenges at all of us, and we understand if purchasing a ticket isn't within your budget so passes are available free with no need to send a special request or justify hardship. We feel strongly about this year's lineup and encourage you and your friends to join us whether or not you can purchase a pass! For more information on how the festival is going to work this year, visit superfestfilm.com/superfest-2021.
 

Get your pass for Superfest now
 

2021 LINEUP

Thumbnails of all 21 films for Superfest, shows a range of movie posters and stills, from a woman dressed in traditional Japanese dress with a guide cane to a deer bust, the images show a diversity of genres and characters.We are thrilled to showcase 21 diverse films at the 35th Superfest Film Festival. This year's lineup is filled with exciting new projects that encompass many different genres including, drama, musical theater, thriller, animation, and even horror.

When we say there is a film for everyone, we aren't kidding! Get all your family and friends to buy passes and enjoy chatting about the films afterward. Join us and other Superfest audience members on our Facebook event page where we will engage in conversation and form community.  

Check out the 2021 lineup here
 

BONUS PROGRAMS

Join us during our bonus programs for more fun and live activities! 

A colorfully painted octopus with curving arms rests in a floating galaxy-like background, it's tentacles glow. Text reads: Loving with Three Hearts: Behind the scenes of the 2020 Sins Invalid PerformanceFRIDAY, Oct. 15th @ 6-7:15 pm PT / 9-10:15 ET
Don't miss this live program with Sins Invalid discussing their new documentary, Loving with Three Hearts, with performers Antoine Hunter, Nomy Lamm, and Maria Palacios, and Director/Performer Patty Berne, including ASL, English and Spanish captioning, and Spanish translation. 


Sunday, Oct. 17th @ 2-3:30 pm PT / 5-6:30pm ET
Superfest Community Conversation:
Once you've watched some of the films from Superfest 2021, join us for a chance to chat with other Superfest attendees and share your reactions with the disability community. What did you love? Which film gave you that moment of joy, seeing your story told without stereotypes or pity? What was your best laugh? What film went over your head? We'll organize a community chat and also have some jurors present to respond to questions that might come up. ASL and captioning provided. 

Plus two pre-recorded filmmaker conversations in our bonus content!

 

FAQS

For frequently asked questions...

We know adjusting to a new platform can be challenging. Check out our FAQ document to learn all the details about this event. Access it at the link below.

Superfest FAQs
 

MANY THANKS TO OUR 2021 FUNDERS

Lead Sponsor: Telcare Corporation
Super Star donors: Disney Pixar and Golden Gate Regional Foundation
Gold Sponsor: Austin Law Group
Foundation support: the Ford Foundation
In Kind support: IDC NY and the College of Liberal and Creative Arts at SF State
Golden Gate Regional Center
 
 
Your generosity provides a platform for disabled filmmakers, actors, creators and visionaries to share their stories with the world. Join our community of supporters and help us continue to bring stories about disability to light.
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