WHAT: An accessible showcase of new Australian films for people with a disability. The tour features 50+ screenings at accessible cinemas, schools, community centres and disability groups in NSW and nationally.
50+ screenings nationally
WHY: Access All Areas Film Festival shows how easy it can be to make culture accessible to everyone, and brings great films to audiences that would not otherwise have a chance to enjoy them. The festival promotes inclusiveness and raises awareness of ability and access issues.
WHO: 2500+ people with a disability, their friends, family and carers. Open captions are provided for people who are Deaf or are hard of hearing as well as speakers of English as a second language. Audio Description provides access for people who are blind or have low vision. All films are screened in venues that are wheelchair accessible & additional access services are available, depending upon location. 81% of attendees have indicated they would like to attend accessible screenings more frequently.
2500+ audience members
WHEN: Around 3 December each year, the International Day for People with a Disability. 6th Edition in November/December 2013.
WHERE: Dendy Opera Quays, Parramatta Riverside Theatre, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Campbelltown Arts Centre and schools, community centres and disability groups in more than 25 towns and cities across NSW and nation-wide.
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The Festivalists is a Sydney-based non-profit company founded in 2005. Our team is dedicated to the production, programming and marketing of unique events.
We bring together artists, unusual spaces and new ideas to create stimulating, interactive cultural experiences. From accessible film festivals to parties in iconic venues, our mission is to infuse culture with fun, and develop local audiences for Australian and international artists.
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