Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival

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October 19 - 20, 2018
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 2018, we are pleased to celebrate 15 years! For updates about this year's program, featured guests, the short film competition, and more festival highlights, follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to Cinema Touching Disability News, our bi-monthly e-newsletter (it's free)!

After fourteen 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.


The 2018 film lineup:

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