SIL is proud to serve on the planning committee of ReelAbilities Film Festival – Cleveland (RAFF-CLE). This Fall, RAFF-CLE will present its annual film festival in a new, virtual format because of COVID-19 and the current state of the pandemic in NE Ohio. The virtual festival will run Oct. 3-30 and is free and open to the public.
Individuals interested in viewing the films in this year’s festival should first go to the RAFF-CLE website (www.reelabilities.org/cleveland) to register. They will then be sent links and passwords to view the films and participate in the accompanying live discussions and activities via Zoom. Films will be available to view for several days leading up to, and after the live discussions.
All films have open captions and audio descriptions. CART and ASL interpretation will be provided for all Zoom activities and discussions.
The 2020 Festival Lineup is as follows:
Ian, JMaxx and the Universal Language
View the films: Oct. 3-10
Hip Hop Movement/Education Workshop and Q+A: Oct. 8, 8:00 p.m.
Children’s Art Activities: Oct. 9, 11:30 a.m.
Topics: Autism, physical disabilities, dance, art, youth, family
Moment to Moment, Revel in Your Body, Don’t Foil My Plans
View the films: Oct. 9-16
Discussion on Art Therapy: Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Filmmaker Q+A: Oct. 15, 8:00 p.m.
Topics: Art, dementia, dance, autism, independent living
Sock Guys, 25 Prospect St.
View the films: Oct. 16-23
Filmmaker Q+A: Oct. 22, 8:00 p.m.
Topic: Intellectual Disabilities, employment, inclusion, film industry
Code of the Freaks
View the film: Oct. 23-30
Filmmaker Q+A: Oct. 28, 8:00 p.m.
Topic: Disability representation, film industry, art, history
Film Festival Sponsors Include:
Summit Developmental Disabilities Board, Akron-Summit County Public Library, 5/3 Bank,
Youth Challenge, and ADA Cleveland.
For more information and to register for the film screenings and live Zoom discussions, check out the flyer at the following link and/or visit www.reelabilities.org/cleveland.