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6th Annual Reelabilities Film Festival – a mainstay of Toronto

Published on May 14, 2021

ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto is proud to announce programming for the 6th Annual Festival taking place online May 18 – 30, 2021. ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases Canadian and International shorts, features, and documentaries about Deaf and disability cultures and by filmmakers and actors with disabilities and/or who are Deaf.

ReelEducation Matinees will take place May 18-21, followed by the ReelAbilities Film Festival and Comedy Night May 26-30, 2021. ReelAbilities Film Festival 2021 will include online presentations of 15 films including the Opening Night screening of Give Me Liberty, directed by Kyrill Mikhanovsky, on May 26. Give Me Liberty is a dramatic comedy about a perpetually late medical transport driver steering a bus that’s effectively a microcosm of American society. The Closing Night screening of ReelAbilities on May 30 is the Youth Shorts Program featuring six short films from around the world, including three Canadian films.

ReelAbilities Film Festival will also include workshops, filmmaker Q&As, and post-screening panels and events where audiences are invited to hear more from Festival filmmakers, creators, and artists. The ReelAbilities Comedy Night returns May 27 with a wide range of comedic mediums from Toronto and Ottawa. ReelEducation will feature online matinees and workshops for grades K-12 with ten short films May 18-21, including two French films. From sledge hockey to musical theatre, ReelEducation offers exciting at-home workshops for all ages.

ReelAbilities Film Festival was established in New York in 2007. In 2016, it crossed the border into Canada as ReelAbilities Film Festival: Toronto, making it the first international chapter of the Festival.

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Toronto is presented by the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre in Toronto.

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