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Access All Areas Film Festival announces 2013 feature program

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Now in its sixth year, the free Access All Areas Film Festival celebrates how the joy of cinema can be opened up to everyone regardless of disability. The festival takes movies with open captions and audio description on the road throughout Australia.

The annual film festival is divided into three sections: the cinema tour, schools tour and community tour. Program details for the schools and community tours will be announced shortly but will include ten short, family friendly films.


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Captioning Awards 2013: get your nominations in

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Nominations are now open for the 2013 Deafness Forum of Australia Captioning Awards. The Awards are held annually to recognise and encourage excellence in captioning across all forms of Australian media.

The categories for this year are:

  • TV captioning: recognises a significant achievement in the captioning of a TV program, series or event.
  • Entertainment, cinema and the arts: for an organisation that has made consistent efforts to provide and/or promote captioned performances, screenings or events.
  • Online captioning and digital innovation: for an organisation which has taken the initiative to consistently provide captions on a website or mobile app or which has used technology in an innovative way to enhance use or awareness of captions.

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New pre-show notes service for audio described theatre

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Vision Australia has launched a new pre-show notes service for blind and vision impaired patrons of audio described theatre. Pre-show notes provide set design descriptions, character descriptions, synopses, local reviews, and background to the playwright, actors and more.

Audio description for theatre, delivered live by trained audio describers, provides patrons with verbal descriptions of transitions, movements, gestures, props, settings, costumes and scenery in a vivid and succinct manner during pauses in dialogue. To complement this in-theatre free service, Vision Australia will now email pre-show notes to increase access and enrich patrons’ experiences.


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Accessible movies at the Melbourne International Film Festival

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The annual Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) will host four audio described and open captioned movies this year. The four feature-length movies will play at Hoyts Melbourne Central over the weekend of 9-11 August and patrons are invited to reserve tickets now.

Three of the movies - Galore, Patrick and These Final Hours - will be world premieres during their accessible sessions. The fourth movie is the theatrical take on Tim Winton’s award-winning short story series The Turning, which premieres earlier in the week. All movies are Australian and further information on each can be found on the MIFF website.


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