A programme of films at LIFF 2022 exploring innovative representations of disability on screen

We celebrate films by disabled filmmakers who make creative use of film technology to share their perspectives, like Reid Davenport’s extraordinary debut I Didn’t See You There. We also focus on films involving the creative collaboration of disabled participants like Kathryn Arjomand in her son Noah’s deeply moving Eat Your Catfish. Disabled actor Petri Poikolainen shines in Finnish thriller The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic, and hearing-impaired filmmaker Daniela Muñoz Barroso uses innovative cinematography and sound design in Mafifa. An exciting VR experience, archive films and talks challenge stereotypical representations of disability, anticipate future developments, and discuss new technologies.

Disability Futures is presented by LIFF 2022 and the 'Imagining Technologies for Disability Futures' research project, based at the University of Leeds and funded by the Wellcome Trust. Disability Futures is also presented in partnership with injury and litigation specialist law firm Stewarts.

To see the films and events in our Disability Futures programme please click the links below.

Art and Neurodiversity with Project Art Works

Black Sun

The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic

Eat Your Catfish + Panel Discussion

Goliath: Immersive Networks Virtual Reality Event

I Didn't See You There


Robocop +  Technology & Augmented Bodies Talk

Stephen Dwoskin: Face of Our Fear + Panel Discussion