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The Other Film Festival – Resistance

November 23 - December 7

The Other Film Festival and Arts Access Victoria are jointly presenting Resistance – an online, accessible film program available for streaming on demand via ACMI’s Cinema 3.

All Resistance films are made by Deaf and Disabled people either as key creatives, collaborators, and/or performers. All films are free to watch, audio described and captioned.

The Other Film Festival is proudly disability-led, with a festival team including artistic director Fiona Tuomy and curatorial/advisory team including Kath Duncan, CB Mako and Fury.

Films screening as part of Resistance – The Other Film Festival:

All Silent Dogs (2022, Australia) A teenage girl is faced with a choice: give up her ability to transform into a dog. Or face the stigma and societal consequences of keeping it.

Beyond… I Wanna Go (2022, USA) A fun and bold documentary celebrating 10 years of Beyond Trend Fashion Shows. Disabled artists from Creative Growth in California rock the runway!

Blockhead and Sparkles and the Flood of Tears (2021, Australia)  Best friends, Blockhead and Sparkles, are struggling under the pressure of running their own cake shop, but when the Sad Prince’s tears threaten to flood the entire village, they must do what they can to mend their friendship and save the day.

Deafuturama (2021, Australia) A utopian vision of a fully accessible world in different spheres of society.

Is There Anybody Out There? (2023, UK) A Disabled filmmaker who inhabits and loves her unusual body searches the world for another person like her. Exploring what it takes to love oneself fiercely despite the pervasiveness of ableism.

Mine Mine Mine (2022, Australia) A powerfully beautiful short film which subverts the Peter Pan myth to explore a Disabled man’s experience of the world.

Songbirds (2022, Australia) A young, hard-of-hearing violinist auditioning for a music school in Ukraine is haunted by past memories.

The Tuba Thieves (2023, USA) An acclaimed experimental documentary asks what does it mean to listen.

Under My Tongue, Under My Hands (2023, Australia) A Deaf led exploration of the everyday world. This film turns eight prompts into dance-like movements. Speech, sign, subtitle, and Auslan explore how everyone responds to stories.

When The Sky Was Blue (2021, Australia) One Sunday, 10-year-old Leah experiences small but striking moments of longing and loss.


November 23
December 7
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