SuperFest: Disability Film Festival

Date / Time

October 20, 2023

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Superfest Disability Film Festival Chicago Showcase 

Friday, Oct. 20

5-7 p.m. (in person)
Student Center East, Room 605
750 S. Halsted St.

Saturday, Oct. 21

1-4 p.m. (in person), and 3:15-4 p.m. (Zoom conversation)
Student Center East, Room 329, Cardinal Room
750 S. Halsted St.
Zoom link.

Join the UIC Disability Cultural Center for a Chicago showcase of the Superfest Disability Film Festival! 

We are thrilled to host two in-person screenings of the festival’s exciting lineup.

On Saturday, we will have a hybrid panel discussion about the films from 3:30-4 p.m. Tune in on Zoom after watching at home, or come in person and join in the conversation.

What is Superfest?

Superfest Disability Film Festival is the longest-running disability film festival in the world. Since it first debuted in a small Los Angeles showcase in 1970 it has become an eagerly anticipated international event—hosted by Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State. For more than 30 years, Superfest has celebrated cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability through a diverse, complex, unabashed and engaging lens

Accessibility info

COVID-19 safety: UIC does not require masking, but we are still masking indoors as an accessibility measure for chronically ill/immunocompromised folks and those living interdependently with them. Please wear a mask. We’ll have extras on hand. Some people may unmask briefly to eat refreshments, but we’ll have a “no unmasking” area designated to make physical distancing possible. 

Access info: CART (live captions) and ASL will be provided, and audio description is available on the festival’s companion app, All4Access. Use the app on your phone or tablet while watching the films on a different device.  Read instructions for All4Access.

Student Center East is near the Blue Line, Roosevelt bus, and Halsted bus. There is a drop-off area on Halsted Street, and a parking garage across the street at Halsted and Polk. 

SCE has all-gender and accessible restrooms available, though many do not have automatic doors. We’ll have people available at each screening for access requests: opening doors, giving directions, etc.

Contact with any other access questions or requests.

Thank you to the UIC Honors College and Bodies of Work for their support.

Read about all of the films.

Content warnings for the films.


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