Access All Areas Film Festival

By November 15, 2012 Events

Access All Areas Film Festival is a free event bringing accessible screenings of the best Australian features and short films to venues around Australia. Movie watching is something many take for granted, one of the great simple pleasures in life. Yet too many Australians are still excluded from the experience. Access All Areas makes the best home-grown films accessible to people of all abilities. Access All Areas brings the biggest Australian film of the year, The Sapphires, and a family-friendly program of award-winning Australian short films to accessible venues around the country, be they cinemas, community centres or schools. Access services provided include open captions for the hearing impaired, hearing loops, sign language interpreters, increased wheelchair access and wheelchair seating. Some screenings also feature audio description for the blind or people with low vision.

Access All Areas Film Festival is an annual event run by non-profit company The Festivalists as part of the Don’t DIS my ABILITY campaign, promoting and celebrating access to film for all Australians. All tickets are FREE but places must be reserved in advance – please visit for all screening details.

Dendy Opera Quays
Monday 3 December
6.00pm – Drinks reception
6.30pm – The Sapphires, 103 mins, PG – [OPEN CAPTIONS] [AUSLAN INTERPRETER] 6.30pm – The Sapphires, 103 mins, PG – [AUDIO DESCRIPTION] Bookings: (02) 9281 5608 or

Riverside Theatre
Tuesday 11 December
12.30pm – Family Friendly Shorts – [OPEN CAPTIONS] [AUSLAN INTERPRETER] 6.30pm – The Sapphires, 103 mins, PG – [OPEN CAPTIONS] [AUSLAN INTERPRETER] Bookings: (02) 9281 5608 or

Campbelltown Arts Centre
Monday 3 December
10.00am  – Family Friendly Shorts [OPEN CAPTIONS] 12.00pm  – Family Friendly Shorts  [AUDIO DESCRIPTION]

Sunday 9 December
11.30am – Family Friendly Shorts [OPEN CAPTIONS] 1.30pm – The Sapphires [OPEN CAPTIONS] 3.30pm – Family Friendly Shorts [AUDIO DESCRIPTION] 6.00pm – The Sapphires [AUDIO DESCRIPTION] Bookings: Lisa Grimson on (02) 4645 4327 or

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
Tuesday 4 December
10.30am – Family Friendly Shorts [OPEN CAPTIONS] [AUDIO DESCRIPTION]

Saturday 8 December
5pm – The Sapphires  [OPEN CAPTIONS] Bookings: Casula Powerhouse Box Office on (02) 9824 1121 or


Access All Areas’ Family Friendly Shorts program travels to community venues across NSW in November and December 2012, including Albury, Parramatta, Rozelle, Taree, Tumut, Wagga Wagga, Western Sydney, West Wyalong, Wingercarribee and Young.

For full program information, visit: or contact The Festivalists on 02 9281 5608.

For transport and venue access please call our access partner IDEAS:
Toll free: 1800 029 904 or TTY: 02 69473377