ReelAbilities Film Festival

ReelAbilities Toronto is back for its third and best year yet! The 2018 lineup includes 23 films, 7 days of screenings, as well as Canadian premieres from Brazil, Canada, China, Poland, Spain and the U.S.

RAFFTO select films can also be seen at Toronto City Hall on May 26 & 27 at DoorsOpen Toronto.

The 2018 Festival will include Q&As with film talent; industry workshops; and panel discussions surrounding sexuality and consent, disability rights and advocacy, accessible media creation and universal design. For more information, please visit reelabilities.org/Toronto. General admission tickets are $12 per screening and are on-sale now at reelabilities.org/toronto. Discounted ticket prices are available for seniors, post-secondary students and those experiencing financial barriers. Screenings are free for support persons and students from kindergarten – grade 12. Tickets to Opening Night, which includes admission to both screenings, are $30 each and are on-sale now at https://reelabilitiestoronto-openingnight18.eventbrite.ca

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Toronto screens at the Al Green Theatre, Innis Town Hall, and the Design Exchange from May 29 – June 4, 2018.

 


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Dates

May 26: A free dance show with our partners PushPULL Dance Toronto for a fully relaxed and accessible experience at the Al Green Theatre

May 26-27: Select RAFFTO films screen at Toronto City Hall as part of DoorsOpen Toronto (free!)

May 29: Opening Night at Toronto Reference Library — please save the date!

May 30 – June 4: 2018 Festival – Screenings at Innis Town Hall, the Design Exchange and the Al Green Theatre – venues are fully accessible


ReelAbilities Film Festival: Toronto (RAFFTO) is Canada’s largest film festival dedicated to showcasing Deaf and disability cultures. The Festival will present 25 films in various venues across the city from May 29 – June 4, 2018.


TICKET INFORMATION

General admission tickets are $12 per screening and are on-sale now at reelabilities.org/toronto.

Discounted ticket prices are available for seniors, post-secondary students and those experiencing financial barriers.

Screenings are free for support persons and students from kindergarten – grade 12. Tickets to Opening Night, which includes admission to both screenings, are $30 each and are on-sale now at https://reelabilitiestorontoopeningnight18.eventbrite.ca


The 2018 RAFFTO lineup includes Canadian premieres from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Poland, Spain and the U.S. From the remarkable true story of four young students from a school for the blind who leave their small Tibetan village in order to travel to Shenzhen to sing on a TV talent competition in Ballad From Tibet, to a glimpse into the life of Matt who works in his own salon by day and, by night, dresses up as a superhero giving free haircuts to the homeless on a busy Toronto street corner in The Barber of Augusta, this powerful roster of films will educate and excite audiences.


ReelAbilities Film Festival was established in New York in 2007 and, in 2016, it crossed the border when it launched in Toronto as ReelAbilities Film Festival: Toronto, making it the first international chapter of the Festival. Since its inaugural year, RAFFTO has grown steadily adding new programming and more films each year and has welcomed thousands of filmgoers who have come to enjoy film but also to learn about the way different people navigate the world.

 

A jury of artists, filmmakers and curators of all abilities from Canada deliberated and selected the impactful films in this year’s lineup. A full schedule of films can be found below and at reelabilities.org/toronto.


RAFFTO programing expands beyond the six-day lineup, with free screenings taking place pre-Festival at Holland-Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and Doors Open Toronto. In addition to screenings, the Festival will include Q&As with film talent; industry workshops; and panel discussions surrounding sexuality and consent, disability rights and advocacy, accessible media creation and universal design.

For more information, please visit reelabilities.org/Toronto

 

 

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