Cannes | September 15th - 20st 2017

 Deep down, we’re all disabled

 In regards to what we could be, in regards to what we’d dream to be and to do,
 there’s always something missing, to us all, be it even just a little bit more life,
 ardour, skillfulness or generosity.

 That’s why, in regards to those we call “disabled” – and who really are so to us –
 I feel like an old brother, I don’t see a difference. That’s why, in my old age
 (which is also an irredeemable disability), I’m particularly happy to be a patron
 to this festival. And to be alongside my peers.

 JEAN-CLAUDE CARRIERE, honorary patron of the IFFD


Its goal is to unite men and women in participating in and promoting a creative, talented, emotional and civic difference. Our project, just as the Director's Fortnight and the International Critics' Week, is independent.


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The mission of the festival is truly ambitious and very important! The social significance of it lies in the fact that due to the change in general attitudes towards disability in a positive way, we will greatly facilitate lives of these people.


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The Festival is very pleased to have found a lot of support from friends and partners that adhere to the same principles and the same ideology.




A partnership has already been signed with the CNC (National Centre for Cinematography and motion pictures), the Gaumont Pathé! cinemas and the city of Cannes, as well as the stop-off cities of the train of the festival: Amiens, Cannes, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Paris and Monaco.




Along with this the festival is supported by many institutional partners as: Le Grand Hyatt Martinez, Renault Group (car brand), Michel Nobles - Geopholis Unesco Network PACA, France Televisions, Premiere Magazine, L’Argus de la presse, Handirect Magazine, Parfumerie Galimard, State Secretariat for Disabled People and the Fight against Exclusion, Handicap International, The National Centre for Cinematography and motion pictures, The Gaumont Pathé! Cinemas, Embassy of Brazil, Commission Nationale Consultative des Droits de l’Homme, Institut Français Brazil, A Télérama event, Gazette de Montpellier, Caisse Epargne Languedoc Roussillon, Carrefour, Carrefour market, Antoine Pierini glass sculptor, Galimard, Fondation Banque Populaire du Sud, Gazette Café, Imprimerie Tomoe, Théâtre de la Gaité Montparnasse, Hôtel Mercure Montpellier Centre Comédie, Hôtel Best Western Cannes Riviera, Hôtel Best Western Univers, Hôtel Best Western Le Mondial and also Festival partners as: Open Culture Foundation (Great Britain), MISFF, Festival Internacional de curtas metragens de São Paulo, Jameson Notodo Filmfest KinoForum, The Extraordinary Film Festival.




Companies acting in favour of disabilities support the festival along with celebrities, artists and creators as HSH the Prince Albert II of Monaco, Jean-Claude Carrière, Erik Orsenna, Louise Depardieu, Philippe Pozzo Di Borgo, China Moses, Jean-Claude Dreyfus.




Cinema is evolving…
Untouchables, The Finishers, La Famille Bélier and Sur le chemin de l'école are testimonies of this change. Enabling artists to meet and adapt their films to different audiences is now more relevant than ever.The topic of disability turns out to be unavoidable: particularly during castings, but also when it comes to accommodations for disabled people. Audiodescripting films, welcoming hearing impaired people, achieving universal accessibility to movie theatres, putting together aid plans for films and the participation of disabled people in the Commission Supérieure Technique (Higher technical commission) are all matters that are now taken into account by the CNC.


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