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November 3, 2017
Wallan Access All Areas Film Festival

Nexus and the Wallan Neighbourhood House invites you to join them for Access All Areas Film Festival 2017/18 on 23rd November 2017 from 11am at Wallan Multipurpose Centre, 42 Bentinck Street Wallan with wheel chair access, open captions, accessible parking spaces/toilets and chill out area.

Please contact Wendy Kelly – Nexus Rural Access Worker on 1300 77 33 52 for further information.

Access All Areas Film Festival (AAAFF), traditionally a New South Wales based festival, will screen for an anticipated 35,000 people in community venues, schools and large businesses across Tasmania, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland and Northern Territory throughout the summer of 2017/18.

The Bardic Studio is determined to get films reflecting the lived experience of people with disability in front of the largest audience possible.  “We are diminishing our own culture when we deny stories about the lived experience of disability a place in Australian national cinema and when we make it tough for filmmakers with disability to tell those stories”, Festival Director Jacqueline Cosgrove said. “In Sydney alone there are 200 film festival each year. Most of them are cultural festivals. There is a thirst for new perspectives in cinema in this country we are looking to the cinema of other countries to extend our own experience when we have a gold mine under our noses. I hope that Access All Areas Film Festival shows young people with disability that film making is a valid career choice for them and sparks within them a passion to share their perspective with others. Australia really needs these films”.

Four programs are offered in AAAFF 2017/18. The Main Program and Children’s Program are for public screenings in the community. A shorter version of the Main Program will screen privately within organisations for workers during lunchtime and a twenty minute program has been offered to Primary schools. The AAAFF suite of accessible features has been expanded to include sensory screenings and flashing light free screenings, with a commitment to continue to add new accessible features each year.

The AAAFF team invite you to join them to celebrate the lived experience of people with disability through the Festival this year and prove the significance of the market for both films with this content and screenings with accessible features.

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