6th International Disability Film Festival Breaking Down Barriers
Our Festival dates have changed!
The Festival will take place in Moscow 9-12 November.
The Festival aims to raise awareness both about the barriers disabled people face in their every day lives and also to reveal the rich potential of individuals that gain access to equal rights. It strives to encourage and empower people with disabilities in Russia, primarily children and young people with disabilities, by showing them examples and role models of people with disabilities leading independent and fulfilling lives.
During the first five festivals more than 500 films from 45 countries were screened. More than 10,000 people attended Moscow’s festival and more than 20,000 people in 25 regions of Russia attended regional festivals. Festivals also took place in Armenia, the Kirgiz Republic, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. Finally, Perspektiva and its partners continue to use these films to educate people in their communities about a wide variety of disability issues.
From November 9-12, 2012, the Festival program will showcase documentary and feature films from more than 30 country of the World. There will be master-classes taught by film directors and actors, and round-table discussions. The Festival will also feature a special weekend program for children.
The main festival site will take place at the Movie Theater “Khudozhestvenniy” in Moscow.
The children's festival and closing ceremony will take place at the Movie Theatre “October”.
Support for Festival events is being provided by:
the Moscow City Government;
The Ministry of Culture of Russia Federation;
and other companies.
For more information on the Breaking Down Barriers Film Festival: