April 06

The 6th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival Returns Online May 19-31, 2021

The 6th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival
Returns Online-May 19-31, 2021
 ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto (RAFF) is proud to announce their 6th Annual Festival will return online May 19 – 31, 2021ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases Canadian and International shorts, features, and documentaries about Deaf and disability cultures and by filmmakers and actors with disabilities and/or who are Deaf.

ReelAbilities Film Festival 2021 will include online presentations of ReelEducation matinees and workshops for grades K-12, the return of the popular ReelAbilities Comedy Night, and screenings of over 20 short and feature films. Full programming will be announced in the coming weeks.“I’m delighted to join the RAFF team as festival coordinator after two wonderful years as a juror,”said Linda Luarasi“I am eager to help make our second virtual festival a roaring success and I’m especially excited for the record number of films spotlighting the brilliant perspectives of youth and young adults with disabilities – many of which come from talented young, disabled filmmakers themselves!”The 2021 ReelAbilities Jury includes three returning jurors and four wonderful new faces: Angelo Muredda, Robyn Grant-Moran, Fran Odette, Alex Bailey, Tai Young, Elspeth Arbow, and Melissa Smith.ReelAbilities Film Festival was established in New York in 2007. In 2016, it crossed the border into Canada as ReelAbilities Film Festival: Toronto, making it the first international chapter of the Festival. 
 ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto
May 19 – 31, 2021
Online screenings via JW Player
All screenings are Pay-What-You-Can
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 ONLINE ACCESSIBILITY • All films will screen with open captioning
• Select films will screen with audio description as an option
• All workshops, panels, and post-film discussions will feature live captioning and ASLReelAbilities Film Festival Funders: National Accessibility Awareness Week, Government of Ontario, Toronto Arts Council, P&L Odette Foundation.
Ophira Calof will coordinate RAFF Comedy Night 2021
We would like to thank Damien Nelson of Want & Able Arts Consulting for the press release.