Celebrate Superfest Disability Film Festival

Returning for its 31st year, the Superfest Disability Film Festival is the longest running disability film festival in the world. View or listen to cutting-edge cinema on the big screen created, juried and portrayed by people with a wide variety of disabilities.

The festival is hosted by LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and San Francisco State University’s Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability. Superfest is easily accessible by BART at both the Berkeley and San Francisco locations (it's only a two-block walk). For a hassle-free ride, take public transit.

On Saturday, Oct. 20, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in Berkeley is the place to be with screenings at 2pm and 6pm. On Sunday, Oct. 21, the location is The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. There will be a disability artist talk at 11am and screening at 1pm.

View original films that feature dancers, rock climbers, poets, musicians, performers, artists  all individuals who overcome barriers in everyday life with their disabilities to fulfill their dreams in dramatic, adventurous, heartbreaking, soul-searching and sometimes comical performances.

Tickets are going fast, and they can be purchased online

About Superfest

Superfest began in 1970 as a small showcase in Los Angeles. Since that time, the festival has grown into an annual sold-out international event. It is a time to celebrate and honor many unique contributions of the growing disability arts and culture movement. Seasoned filmmakers as well as emerging media arts professionals come together to exhibit many innovative and provocative works. Many local, national and international filmmakers will be present for Q and A to engage with festival attendees. 

View the full line-up of all films online.

Unique Accessibility Features

Enrich your experience at this memorable community event that prioritizes access

  • All films are captioned
  • Close-up seating for attendees with low-vision
  • A quiet space
  • **Open audio description at Day 1/Closed audio description at Day 2
  • Ramp access to stage
  • Audience-integrated wheelchair seating
  • All presentations have live captioning and ASL interpreting

Should you need additional access, email Emily Beitiks at beitiks@sfsu.edu.

Day One

When:
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Where:
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
2121 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA

Nearest BART Station:
Downtown Berkeley BART Station

Film Screenings:
2-5pm and 6-9pm

Tickets:
$12 one screening only
$20 for all-day Saturday pass

Day Two

When:
Sunday, October 21, 2018

Where:
The Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 

Nearest BART Station:
Powell Street BART Station

Film Screenings:
1-4pm

Tickets:
$14 entry
Admission to The Contemporary Jewish Museum is included.
Discounts for youth, students and seniors are available.

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