Friday, November 30, 2018

'Travels with Póilin' selected for Disability Film Festival

 Isn't it lovely to get an email like this:

"I am pleased to tell you that your film Poilin’s Travels with M.E. has been selected for the Together! 2018 Disability Film Festival, in the Animate! (3.15pm) programme on Saturday afternoon 8 December 2018."  

Poilin Puppet reading for her maker Corina Duyn
Póilin reading for Corina


Together! 2018 Disability Film Festival

The seventh annual Together! 2018 Disability Film Festival takes place from 7-9 December at the Old Town Hall Stratford, screening films by Deaf/Disabled filmmakers and films with a strong central Deaf/Disabled character. 

The Festival is FREE – we even serve you free drinks and snacks – and open to all.


SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER 2018 - 3.15pm

ANIMATE! The best of new animation from Disabled filmmakers, including the UK Premiere of Corina Duyn’s Poilin’s Travels with M.E., contributions from Jemima Hughes, Shadowlight Artists, Different Voices 2 and BFI Film Academy, and highlights from the Oskar Bright film festival. 


Old Town Hall, 29 The Broadway, Stratford, London E15 4BQ.
020 3373 7033 /07791 291 685. 
Nearest tube, overground and DLR stations: Stratford (fully accessible). Bus routes include 25, 69, 86, D8, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 425, 473, N8, N86, 010, A9, 741 & UL1. Blue Badge holders can prebook parking; others are advised to use the (old) Stratford shopping centre carpark and cross straight through the centre (the Old Town Hall is opposite the far entrance). 
Click here for further details and images.

Some background information:

The Together! 2018 Disability Film Festival is part of a month long celebrations of Disability
Our annual Disability History Month Festival is the highlight of our year, showcasing the talents of locally based, national and international Disabled artists. From the end of October onwards, the Together! 2018 Disability History Month Festival offers a range of exhibitions, performances, screenings, events and other activities that are FREE and open to everyone. We extend access by posting event videos online, in addition to online-only events – this year we have collaborated with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to create two uniquely inclusive playlists celebrating this year’s Disability History Month theme of Music.

We aim to be as inclusive as possible of audience members as well as artists. All venues have step-free access and limited Blue Badge parking. Live audio-description is available on demand; productions are amplified with induction loops. BSL interpretation is provided for performances where speech is the main communication form. No need to book unless you wish to reserve seats (advised for groups of 5+). To reserve seats and find out more, email
See HERE for further details 

... and while I was compiling this post I received an invitaition to submit the film for 'The Extraordinary Film Festival' in Belgium. 

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