Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival

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November 4-5, 2016
Alamo Drafthouse Village

2700 West Anderson Lane, Austin TX, 78757 (map)

The Coalition of Texans with Disabilities (CTD) is proud to host the Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival and Short Film Competition. This annual event shines a spotlight on films that positively and accurately represent disability. The festival continually serves as a unique and entertaining way of dispelling common misperceptions about disability.

In 2016, we were proud to feature The Rebound and Deaf Jam. We returned to the Alamo Drafthouse Village the first weekend of November, 2016. For highlights, photos, videos, and more from the 2016 Festival, follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to Cinema Touching Disability News, our monthly e-newsletter (it's free)!

William Greer, Cinema Touching Disability Founder and Coordinator, with Lupe, Rita, and Lizzie Velasquez, star of 2015 feature A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story.
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After thirteen successful years, Cinema Touching Disability maintains its status as the top cinematic celebration of disability in the state. The Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities, the Austin Mayor's Committee on People with Disabilities, the Texas Film Commission, the Austin Film Society and many others have praised and recognized the festival's mission and success. The Short Film Competition provides an opportunity for independent filmmakers from around the world to screen their own films about disability, from documentaries to animated shorts to the avant-garde.

Read more about the history of the Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival and Short Film Competition.

Films

The 2016 film lineup:

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Announcing: 2016 Short Film Competition Winners!


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