3rd Film Festival for Disabilities in Cyprus

Our Cypriot partners, Center for Social Innovation – CSI, on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, organized the “3rd Film Festival for Disability” on 2 & 3 December 2023, in Nicosia. This distinctive cinematic celebration dedicated to inclusion, accessibility, and collaboration has firmly entrenched itself as an annual fixture. The upcoming iteration marks its third consecutive year, solidifying its status as a significant cultural institution.

The overarching objective of the festival is to facilitate a meaningful encounter between the general public and the multifaceted issues surrounding disability, accessibility, equal opportunities, human rights, and diversity. Leveraging the transformative power of the 7th Art, the festival also incorporates parallel activities that serve to deepen the audience’s engagement with these vital themes.

Moreover, the festival goes beyond the cinematic experience by incorporating informative initiatives. For instance, during breaks in the screenings, CARE brochures were thoughtfully distributed to the audience. These brochures serve as a conduit for disseminating information about the aims, objectives, and activities of the CARE project, shedding light on its profound impact on the visually impaired (VI) community.

In essence, the “3rd Film Festival for Disability” stands not only as a testament to artistic expression but also as a beacon of awareness, fostering understanding, empathy, and support for individuals with disabilities. It exemplifies the power of film as a medium to catalyze social change and propel conversations surrounding the imperative issues of our time.