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EFN Presents: Stories of Access 18

Screened in partnership with Emerging Filmmakers Night
Michael Achtman, Bim Ajadi, Kyla Harris, Ella Glendining, Jessi Gutch, Charlotte Darbyshire and Sophie de Oliveira Barata, UK, 70m.

EFN Short Film Festival presents:

"Stories of Access: Shorts Programme + Panel"


A line up of short films that consider accessibility in their production and distribution strategy, and that reclaim the representation of disability. The filmmakers will participate in a panel discussion about the challenges and opportunities they encountered, and will take questions from the audience.


*The screening will be supported by HOH subtitles, Live Captioning and two BSL interpreters during the panel discussion.

*The films will have Audio Description.

*The Garden Cinema is wheelchair accessible.

*Registered Assistance Animals Welcome

*Duration of screening 70 min, Q&A 30-40 min, 5 min break in between.


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Line up:


1. PESSOA, Dir: Michael Achtman (2022)

26' 00

When an audio describer enlists a blind consultant, he has no idea of the journey she’s about to lead him on.


2. HERE/NOT HERE, Dir: Bim Ajadi (2021)

29' 20

HERE/NOT HERE combines elements of dance, especially Krump and hip hop, with football, BSL and Visual Vernacular, looking at how movement is language. The setting is a run-down space that three different gangs, footballers, Krumpers and VV-ers all think of as their own.


3. CALL US CRIPTIC, Co-directed by: Kyla Harris, Ella Glendining, Jessi Gutch (2020)


CRIPtic Arts is an organisation dedicated to supporting deaf and disabled artists, and creating and programming work that is truly accessible to deaf and disabled audiences. Each year they select a small group of emerging artists to develop a performance which is then showcased at the Barbican. This documentary takes a behind the scenes look at the run up to the Barbican show in 2021, focusing on the showcased artists' experiences of ableism in the arts sector and how they're using art to overcome prejudice and inaccessibility.


4. CUCKOO, Co-created by Charlotte Darbyshire, Sophie de Oliveira Barata, Welly O’Brien and Sarah Vaughan-Jones (2020)


Cuckoo is a new visually striking and playful dance film from Candoco Dance Company, inspired by a bespoke prosthetic leg created by Sophie de Oliveira Barata of The Alternative Limb Project, for dancer Welly O’Brien. This unique limb is carved from cherry wood and features a working cuckoo clock and pendulum. This short choreography for camera is a reflection on our changing experience of time passing, set to a poetic musical score by Jules Maxwell. 

Cuckoo  is co-produced by Sadler’s Wells and Candoco Dance Company and made in collaboration with The Alternative Limb Project. 



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