May 11

The 7th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival Returns With Hybrid Festival May 16 – June 10, 2022

ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto (RAFFTO) is proud to announce their 7th Annual Festival will return in person and online May 16 – June 10, 2022, presented by Miles Nadal JCC. ReelAbilities 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.

Full programming will be announced in the coming weeks with a new website launch.ReelAbilities Toronto 2022 will include: ReelEducation matinees and workshops for grades K-12 from May 16-20; Film Festival screenings of nearly 30 short and feature films May 26-June10; the popular Comedy Night on June 3; plus workshops, panels, artists talks, and community events. The 2022 ReelAbilities Jury includes six returning jurors and two wonderful new faces: Angelo Muredda, Elspeth Arbow, Robyn Grant-Moran, Michelle Asgarali, Esther Arbeid, Tai Young, Thurga Kanagasekarampillai, and Melissa Smith. The Festival Curatorial Committee is led by Ophira Calof and includes Courage Bacchus, Eliza Chandler, and Dev Ramsawakh.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
ReelEducation: May 16-20
ReelAbilities Film Festival: May 26-June 10Full Schedule Coming / / ONLINE ACCESSIBILITY
• All films will screen with open captioning
• All 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: Government of Canada, P. & L. Odette Foundation, Canada Media Fund (CMF), Telefilm, WarnerMedia Access Canada, Accessible Media Inc. (AMI), Community Living Ontario, and Autism Ontario.
We would like to thank Damien Nelson, Want&Able Arts Consulting for the press release.