The Other Film Festival is a groundbreaking disability-led initiative that has put Deaf and Disabled people at the centre of the Australian screen industry for almost 20 years. Founded in 2004, it is Australia’s first international disability film festival and is a major artistic program of Arts Access Victoria.

The days of Deaf and Disabled people being erased, misrepresented or under-employed by the mainstream have gone. We encourage the screen sector to embrace inclusive production structures and processes, including paid employment opportunities and career pathways for Deaf and Disabled screen practitioners and performers.

We honour our origin story as Australia’s first international disability film festival. Since 2004, The Other Film Festival has provided a platform for Deaf and Disabled people to be at the centre of storytelling – not marginalised, imitated or spoken about.

We are not currently taking film submissions for The Other Film Festival.