Cutting-edge representations of disability in a variety of genres, presented by the longest-running disability film festival in the world.
The annual Superfest Disability Film Festival presents three films in a variety of genres that explore a range of disability experiences while promoting authentic representations of the diversity in disability communities. Film screenings will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers and leaders in the national disability community. All films will be provided with audio description and captioning, and all live dialogue will be available with live captioning and ASL. (Please note: instead of tickets for individual screenings, this year’s festival offers passes which grant access to all of the films and events, both online and in person.)
Superfest Disability Film Festival is the longest-running disability film festival in the world and one of the few festivals worldwide that prioritizes access for disabled filmgoers of all kinds. For more than 30 years, Superfest has celebrated cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability through a diverse, complex, unabashed, and engaging lens. This screening is part of Superfest’s two-day festival presented by San Francisco State University’s Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability.
About the Host
Host of Superfest since 2012, the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University studies and showcases disabled people’s experiences to revolutionize social views. By showcasing these high-quality disability representations in cinema, the Institute supports a vision of a society where everyone understands that the world is better because of disabled people. Through public education, scholarship, and cultural events like Superfest Disability Film Festival, the Longmore Institute shares disability history and theory, promotes critical thinking, and builds a broader community.
Image: A still from “The Beauty of Being Deaf.” (Image Description: Chellaman, who is an Asian American Deaf transman poses underwater, his black hair floating above his head and his hand making an ASL sign in front of his chest, where his top surgery scars can be seen. Text reads: “When you think of beauty…” )
Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, San Francisco State University