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    International Film Festival

    on Disability

    Cannes - September 15 to 20 2017

  • image International Film Festival on Disability

    International Film Festival

    on Disability

    Cannes - September 15 to 20 2017

  • Palais des Festivals

    A festival to see things in a different way

    Cannes - September 15 to 20 2017

  • La mascotte du festival dessinée par Caza

    We are witnessing a cultural turnover

    We need to be a part of it

Deep down, we’re all disabled

In regards to what we could be, in regards to what we’d dream to be and to do, there’s always something missing, to us all, be it even just a little bit more life, ardour, skillfulness or generosity.

That’s why, in regards to those we call “disabled” – and who really are so to us – I feel like an old brother, I don’t see a difference. That’s why, in my old age (which is also an irredeemable disability), I’m particularly happy to be a patron to this festival. And to be alongside my peers.

JEAN-CLAUDE CARRIERE, honorary patron of the IFFD

The first International Film Festival
on Disability

Under the patronage of HSH the Prince Albert II of Monaco and sponsored by Jean-Claude Carrière, writer, scriptwriter, film maker, lyrics writer, director.
Launched by Katia Martin-Maresco, director of the FIFH, Philippe Caza, author of comics, artistic director of the FIFH, member of the board of selection, Tristan Incorvaia, Damien Jouteux and Marie-Hélène Delon, administrative: this huge cultural event aims at gathering men and women to promote a creative, talented, emotional and citizen difference. Our project is independent, such as the Director’s Fortnight and the International Critics’ Week. The festival has already mobilised creators, actors, directors, producers, patronage.

Cinema is evolving…

Untouchables, The Finishers, La Famille Bélier and Sur le chemin de l'école are testimonies of this change. Enabling artists to meet and adapt their films to different audiences is now more relevant than ever.
The topic of disability turns out to be unavoidable: particularly during castings, but also when it comes to accommodations for disabled people. Audiodescripting films, welcoming hearing impaired people, achieving universal accessibility to movie theatres, putting together aid plans for films and the participation of disabled people in the Commission Supérieure Technique (Higher technical commission) are all matters that are now taken into account by the CNC.

The whole festival

Selections, films, debates,...

Selection of French or international fictional short films. Selection of French or international full-length films. "Cartes blanches", debates,...

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A jury of renowned professionals will award various prizes (short films, full-length films, documentaries, publicities and music videos)

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The festival already has lots of prestigious support and partnerships. It's not too late to become one of them!

Where and when?

In Cannes, every year.

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