The 5th Annual Toronto
ReelAbilities Film Festival
12 Films plus Q&As, Workshops and Events Online
ReelAbilities Film Festival is proud to announce the full schedule for the 5th Anniversary Festival, which has moved online for 2020. From May 20 – 24, 2020, ReelAbilities Film Festival will showcase Canadian and International shorts, features, and documentaries about Deaf and disability cultures and by filmmakers and actors with disabilities and/or who are Deaf.
ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto
May 20 – 24, 2020
Online screenings via JW Player
All screenings are free, with suggested donation
Full Schedule Available Now at https://reelabilities.org/toronto/
• All films will screen with open captioning
• Select films will screen with audio description as an option
• All workshops, panels, and post-film discussions will feature live captioning and ASL
Registration will be through EventBrite; tickets to all screenings and events are available for free, with the option to pay-what-you-can and/or make a donation. An email will be sent to all registrants 30 minutes before start time, with the link and password to the screening/event and to the post-film Q&A (where applicable).
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Miles Nadal JCC, Government of Canada, Government of Ontario
P&L Odette Foundation, Toronto Arts Council
Accessible Media Inc, Mohawk College, AI-Media
Join us as we celebrate the launch of the 5th annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: Toronto (and 1st ever virtually-presented festival), dedicated to showcasing Disability and Deaf cultures through film.
ReelAbilities Toronto is proud to present the feature film ‘Code of the Freaks’, preceded by a short film ‘Tragically Deaf’!
Dir. Maxx Corkindale | Australia | 3 mins | Short Film
Paul is having a great day. He has a loving family, a good job, and enjoys life to the fullest. It’s a pity that the documentary crew following him doesn’t seem to see that…
CODE OF THE FREAKS
Dir. Salome Chasnoff | United States | 68 mins | Narrative
Referencing the beloved and equally controversial cult classic Freaks (1932), this illuminating documentary from Salome Chasnoff explores the evolving century-long legacy of disability representation in Hollywood through meaningful reflections from disabled critics, activists and film lovers.
Thank you to our co-presenting community partners
• Deaf Spectrum
• Tangled Art + Disability
• Centre for Independent Living in Toronto – CILT Inc.
• Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
Q&A with the filmmakers of Code of the Freaks to follow the screening.
ACCESS FEATURES at this screening:
• Open Captioning
• Audio description available
• ASL and CART available for all Q&As
For more information or accessibility requests/questions, email email@example.com
In order to offer financial accessibility for this year’s festival, we are offering three tiers of Pay-What-You-Can tickets: $25, $10, and FREE. Please choose whichever ticket type you are comfortable with! The option to make a custom donation is also available!
Note: Registrants will receive links and passwords to the screening (and the following Q&A) 30 minutes before the scheduled screening start time; screenings will use JW Player and Q&As will use Zoom. Please ensure you have registered for the screening before its start time.
Please note: The films will be available to stream for 24 hours after the screening start time.