Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival

20th annual Cinema Touching Disability FIlm Festival, October 20-21, 2023, Austin, Tx

The Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival and Short Film Competition aims to change the picture of disability through film. The top cinematic celebration of disability in the state, the Festival features the work of independent filmmakers from around the world, from documentaries to animated shorts to the avant-garde. The two-day event provides a unique and entertaining way to positively and accurately view disability.

Save the date, Cinema Touching Disability is celebrating its 20th year! Join us for two nights of live entertainment, featured guests, community, and great disability cinema! The 2023 Festival takes place Friday and Saturday, October 20 - 21, 2023, at the Rollins Theater at the Long Center in Austin, Texas.

About Cinema Touching Disability

Praised by the Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities, the Austin Mayor's Committee on People with Disabilities, the Texas Film Commission, and the Austin Film Society, Cinema Touching Disability is informative and refreshing for all audiences. The Festival provides audiences with the opportunity to enjoy films that can’t otherwise be seen on the big screen. With free admission (the $10 ticket fee will be reimbursed at the doorl), we offer unique evenings with wrap-around experiences inspired by the films, like live entertainment, art, and conversations.

Stay in touch! Get the latest all year through Cinema Touching Disability News, our free e-newsletter, with exclusive interviews and insightful analysis of recent popular film releases from a disability perspective. For updates about this year's program, featured guests, the short film competition, and more Festival highlights, follow us on Facebook - Twitter - Instagram.

The Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival is a program of the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities. One in five Texans has a disability, and CTD works to ensure that we may work, live, learn, play and participate fully in the communities of our choice. CTD’s statewide priorities include independent living, attendant wages and other services, civil rights, employment, and access to healthcare and medications. Get involved!

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


The 2023 film lineup:

Film Fest Tickets

CTDFF 2023 Tickets

Tickets on sale Friday, September 29!

Your ticket reserves your seat at the Festival and will be reimbursed at the door! Incidental costs like parking, snacks, and drinks are not included in your ticket.

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