Short description of the selection

For this edition we selected seven outstanding films and documentaries. These screenings address sensitive issues, by either bringing the wrongs into daylight, or celebrating victories.

In these films and documentaries, people with a disability are a lot more than just disabled people: they are victims of societal choices, radical advocates for a better world, go-getters pursuing their dreams, directors who just want to make a good movie. They are chaperoned by parents, professionals and logistic personnel who offer resistance, work with them towards a solution and become their partner in crime. On top of the movie screenings, the program contains multiple workshops and lectures. In both the films and the other events, thinking about how we can do better is a focal point.

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Program

Opening lecture Annemieke Van Drenth

events: Opening lecture Annemieke Van Drenth

Provinciehuis Vlaams-Brabant

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Victor

movies: Victor

Kinepolis Leuven

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Dumbo

movies: Dumbo

Provinciehuis Vlaams-Brabant

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Wonderstruck

movies: Wonderstruck

Provinciehuis Vlaams-Brabant

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Girl

movies: Girl

Provinciehuis Vlaams-Brabant

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Workshop "Ik hoor erbij" (I belong)

events: Workshop "Ik hoor erbij" (I belong)

Provinciehuis Vlaams-Brabant

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Rosso come il cielo

movies: Rosso come il cielo

Provinciehuis Vlaams-Brabant

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‘You meant it so kindly’: What is Wrong with Pitying Disabled People?

events: ‘You meant it so kindly’: What is Wrong with Pitying Disabled People?

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Don't worry, he won't get far on foot

movies: Don't worry, he won't get far on foot

Auditorium Vesalius

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Public lecture by Karolien Debecker

events: Public lecture by Karolien Debecker

Provinciehuis Vlaams-Brabant

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Kills on wheels

movies: Kills on wheels

Auditorium Max Weber

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Performance Daisy Opdebeeck

events: Performance Daisy Opdebeeck

Auditorium Max Weber

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Our organisation

How do we work?

The DisABILITY Film Festival wants to challenge the existing image of people with disabilities. Disabled people are not always dependent. Their lives are not all doom and gloom. Starting from this belief, the festival wants to offer a platform to people with disabilities, to work together towards a more nuanced imaging. With the movie screenings, documentaries and workshops we organise, we mean to take a first step in the right direction.

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