Panelists discuss the role of disability representation in filmmaking at Superfest Disability Film Festival on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, in Berkeley, California. Photo by Ronny Hu | Peninsula Press
Panelists discuss the role of disability representation in filmmaking at Superfest Disability Film Festival on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, in Berkeley, California. Photo by Ronny Hu | Peninsula Press

Disability Representation Takes Center Stage at Bay Area Film Festival

The 37th annual Superfest Disability Film Festival returned to Northern California in a two-day extravaganza celebrating disability culture and honoring films created by, for, and about the disabled community.


BERKELEY, Calif. – The 37th annual Superfest Disability Film Festival returned to Northern California in a two-day extravaganza celebrating disability culture and honoring films created by, for, and about the disabled community.

The festival, which is the longest running of its kind, was hosted by the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University and showcased 15 jury-selected films by an array of international filmmakers across two locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, in addition to a virtual screening option. It came amid immense turmoil in the entertainment industry with two expansive strikes halting production for much of 2023, threatening a disproportionate impact on disabled creatives. Read more…


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