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Free short film screening

Free short film screening

Published:
Friday 20 November 2020

To celebrate Social Inclusion Week and International Day of People with Disability, Bass Coast Shire Council is hosting a free screening of award winning short films from the 12th Annual Wide Angle Film Festival.

The screening will feature an hour-long program of short films, including comedy and drama, fiction and documentary, suitable for people aged 13 and older.

The event is being held at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, a fully accessible venue, on Tuesday, 1 December from 10.00am. As seating is limited, bookings are required via TryBooking at www.trybooking.com/BMZRS.

The Wide Angle Film Festival is for everyone. Opportunities to see films featuring people with a disability are rare and the Festival’s award winning short films are entertaining and compelling. Assumptions, attitudes, behaviours and stereotypes are challenged when people with a disability demonstrate their capacity through filmmaking and acting.

The program features films made by people with a disability, that reflect their experience of living with a disability.

Bass Coast Shire CEO Ali Wastie said that Social Inclusion Week and International Day of People with Disability encourage communities to reconnect, be inclusive of all and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with a disability.

“We are incredibly proud to be providing free access to some fantastic short films, that demonstrate what people living with a disability can achieve when given the opportunity to showcase their talents,” Ms Wastie said.

This year, the Wide Angle Film Festival will also be available to watch online, featuring an additional 15-minute program, suitable for children six to 12 years.

If you would prefer to watch films in the comfort of your own home, please register at www.trybooking.com/BMRLO, for a link to the film programs. Films can be viewed with open and closed captions, audio description, trigger warning lists and social stories upon request. To obtain any of these resources, or for general booking enquiries, please contact Shirley Egan on (03) 5671 2412 or email: shirley.egan@basscoast.vic.gov.au.