Film fest is able to shine light
ACCESS All Areas film festival will shine a spotlight on social inclusion at its launch next Wednesday at the Jetty Memorial Theatre.
The program, running from 12.30pm to 2.15pm, showcases a string of new award-winning Australian short films, an interactive Zumba demonstration by local support service clients and an original live sand-painting performance on the big screen by local artist John Thiering.
Films will be accompanied by open captions for people with hearing impairment, with hearing loop also available, as well as live AUSLAN sign language interpretation on the day.
The companion card is also accepted, with carers available to come for free when accompanying clients.
Screenwave artistic director Kate Howat is excited to be bringing this new event to the community.
“There is a change going on across the country with how communities are evolving to include differently abled people more,” Kate said.
“There are so many positive stories coming out of the new social inclusion model, where people thrive in community groups sharing their interests.
“That’s what we are celebrating with Access All Areas and we hope the community supports this new project by coming along for some film fun next Wednesday.”
There will be free popcorn on the day and lots of entertaining short films.
Tickets are only $6 for groups of 10 or more and $8 for general admission. Bookings can be made directly through the Jetty Memorial Theatre by calling (02) 6652 8088 or through www.jettytheatre.com.