Access All Areas Film Festival 2012

Friday, 12 October 2012 11:40am

The annual Access All Areas Film Festival, showcasing Australian short and feature films with accessible features, has announced its program for 2012. It includes a number of independent productions and the biggest Australian movie of the year, The Sapphires.

Ten new family-friendly short films have also made the cut, including award winners The Maker (Best Animation at Sydney Film Festival 2012) andThe Missing Key (Best Short Animated Film, Inside Film Awards). Another program favourite will be the Dr Seuss-style What a Debacle, Freddy Farkle narrated by Barry Humphries.

Divided into three sections, the cinema tour, the community tourand the schools tour,the program will visit a range of accessible Australian venues in November and December. Festival organisers are also inviting community groups to host their own screening.

As part of the cinema tour, open captioned and audio described screenings of The Sapphires and the ten short films will take place at Dendy Opera Quays in Sydney, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Riverside Theatres in Parramatta and Campbelltown Arts Centre. A schools tour will visit New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania, and the community tour will visit New South Wales, the ACT, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

All tickets are freebut you must book to reserve your seat or wheelchair space. To book for screenings at Dendy Opera Quays and Riverside Theatres Parramatta, call 02 9281 5608 or send an email.

To book for Casula Powerhouse contact the box office via email, call 02 9824 1121 or visit the Casula Powerhouse website.

To make a booking at the Campbelltown Arts Centre email Lisa Grimson or call 02 4645 4327.


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