Annual Superfest Disability Film Festival hosts screening


Kurt Bauschardt

The Superfest Disability Film Festival is hosting a showcase on Thursday, February 21 at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. This is one of the showcases that the festival is putting on to advertise for the actual festival happening on October 12th and 13th.

The event is located on 1155 Market St. on the 10th floor. It will start at 5 p.m. and goes till 7 p.m.

The showcase is the result of a partnership between SF State’s Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability and LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The showcase will have some past films that have been featured at the festivals in anticipation of the upcoming festival. 

This annual film festival has been around for more than 30 years celebrating cinema that shows disability is all different aspects.

The Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability studies and showcases the experiences of disabled people through events and discussions at SF State.

“Hopefully the showcase will increase and inspire people to come to the film festival in October,” said Andrea Vecchione, LightHouse SF event manager.

Four different films will show throughout the night including “Awake,” “Regionne Caecorum,” “When Brenden Met Hiroe” and “Stumped.” Each film features a character with a disability.

There will also be pizza and refreshments for guests.

Superfest is free to attend but attendants must register beforehand through the registration link on the Liberal and Creative Arts website.