Superfest Disability Film Festival: Detroit

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For over 30 years, this annual film competition has celebrated cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability in all its diverse, complex, and empowering facets. Superfest is proud to be the longest-running disability film festival in the world. What started in 1970 as a small showcase in Los Angeles, has grown into a sold-out international event, a two-day juried festival in San Francisco and Berkeley with filmmakers from all over the world.

Films are selected by a panel of judges, 100% people with disabilities, who come from a range of backgrounds in film, disability studies, and disability activism. They follow strict guidelines and only advance films that meet Superfest’s standards of artistry, representations of disability, and creativity.

Superfest Showcases bring a sampling of the films screened at the previous year’s core festival to new communities and constituents. The Detroit Institute of Arts and the University of Detroit Mercy are proud to present the first Superfest Showcase in Michigan at the museum on October 24th.

A selection of films from past Superfest festivals will be shown, followed by a panel discussion featuring filmmakers and local disability rights advocates. Cash bar.

All films will be presented with captioning and audio-description. ASL interpretation will be provided along with live captioning for the panel discussion. Visit for details about accessible parking.



7:00 PM | Thu, Oct 24, 2019

COST: Free

Tickets are limited and should be reserved in advance.

Detroit Institute of Arts – Rivera Court

5200 Woodward Ave

Detroit MI 48202

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