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    The Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival and Short Film Competition aims to change the picture of disability through film. The top cinematic celebration of disability in the state, the Festival features the best work of independent filmmakers from around the world, from documentaries to animated shorts to the avant-garde. The two-day event, held at the Alamo Drafthouse, provides a unique and entertaining way to positively and accurately view disability.

    In 2020, in light of the coronavirus crisis, Cinema Touching Disability will be holding TWO events:

    • We're trying something new! CTDFF: Online!, a digital showcase of disability shorts from our international Short Film Competition, will launch August 15. Films will remain available for viewing any time until September 15. Throughout the Online! Fest, we'll also host live conversations with the filmmakers and maybe roll out a few surprises! CTDFF: Online! films & filmmaker conversations are free to attend, registration will be required (coming soon).
    • Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival, our signature event, is scheduled for October 16 & 17 at an Alamo Drafthouse location to be determined. We are making plans for an in-person Festival, with appropriate safety measures in place (whatever that looks like, in October). If pandemic conditions are such that an in-person event is not safe, we'll take CTDFF online—by that point, we'll have had a month of practice, so whether in person or virtually, we are confident we'll be able to deliver a great program!

    We're programming different films for CTDFF: Online! and CTDFF, so join us for both!

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