Wide Angle Film Festival – kids program
Event Date: Thu 03 Dec
Event Time: 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Event Location: Dress Circle
Event Type: Kids
The 12th Wide Angle Film Festival Children’s Program is on it’s way! Enjoy free entry to these accessible films that reflect the lived experience of children with disability. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience these very special films as they tour Australia.
Book your space by phoning 87212563, or book online at eventbrite
The WAFF Public Children’s Program is a beautiful curation of international and Australian films made by, or with the participation of, children living with disability. The films will appeal to children aged 5 to 12 years and their families.
Many children with disability have few opportunities to see their experience reflected in their own community or hear their stories told. WAFF is proud to offer access and validation for children living with disability through the Children’s Program.
The Festival isn’t just for children living with disability but also offers all children the opportunity to gain more insight into access and inclusion and begin new conversations about everyone’s needs.
All WAFF programs include an extensive suite of integrated access for people with disability to ensure that many Australians can enjoy the event together. WAFF access includes the removal of barriers for people who live with anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism and other sensory disability, epilepsy and mobility disability. There is access for people who are Deaf or people with low hearing, people who are blind or have low vision and people who don’t speak.
Wide Angle Film Festival Director Jacqueline Cosgrove says, “Many people don’t realise the extent to which people with disability are excluded from commercial cinema in Australia. It’s pretty tough if you can’t see a movie with your friends and family. Ramps, hearing loops and closed captions remove some barriers but there are still so many more remaining. Even WAFF’s suite of access has a very long way to go before the Festival is universally accessible, but we are committed to taking a step closer every year.”
The short films in the Children’s Program demonstrate the diversity of the lived experience of children with disability, the richness of their stories and the extent of their capacity as filmmakers. The twelve short films are from Australia, Belgium, Turkey, United Kingdom and Germany. They include drama, comedy, documentary and animation. From a boy who discovers that story telling is a kind of super power, to a cat who can’t get rid of his hiccups, WAFF Children’s Program will amaze and delight its young audiences.