The festival�s first edition took place in 2003 in Rio de Janeiro and in Brasília. Presenting documentary, fiction and animation films in a surprising, fascinating and eye-opening panorama, the festival reveals films that bring the person with disability to the forefront and, through art, breaks down prejudices. With each new biennial edition, the Brazil's 3rd International Disability Film Festival expands and the audience grows.
In this third edition in 2007, the traditional post-screening debates will continue to be organized, so guaranteeing the event�s character as an opinion former. Moreover, exceptional access for people with visual disabilities will be maintained for all screenings: the dubbing system of live interpretation by two actors transmitted to headphones made available to the public. Braille catalogues with information and synopses will also be distributed. All films will have closed captioning, a system that includes extra-dialogue information for the audience with hearing disabilities, and the debates will be simultaneously interpreted into LIBRAS (Língua Brasileira de Sinais), Brazilian Sign Language.
Experience has shown us that shifting discussions on people with disabilities to an environment dedicated to culture stimulates debate and the creation of new viewpoints while revealing the prolific production and the high quality of the films tackling these themes. Brazil's 3rd International Disability Film Festival, besides presenting unreleased international and national films, promotes aesthetic film discussion.
In the 2007 edition, we�ll have short, medium and feature-length films from different countries such as Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland and the United States.