19th annual Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival & Short Film Competition Oct. 14 & 15, 2022. Lost Reel Short Film Showcase Aug. 16 - Sept. 15, 2022

Announcing our 2022 Feature Films!

Cinema Touching Disability is back for our 19th year, and we're so excited to be holding our Fest in person! Join us at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar October 14 & 15 for two nights of fantastic disability film, fun, and community.

We can't wait to show you two exciting documentaries about artists with disabilities, who insist on taking center stage! While they're very different, both of these films center self-determination, adaptability, and the celebration of disabled performance. October 14 & 15, we bring you:


Dramatically lit and in front of a dark curtain stands a man flanked by two women, arm in arm, singing or laughing deviously. One leans to side on her cane and all hold champagne glasses.IMPERECT (2021) is a story of artists who live and perform with the uniqueness of disability, having been denied their place in the spotlight. This show-stopping documentary follows Phamaly, a Denver theatre company for disabled actors, as they mount a production of the legendary musical, Chicago. IMPERFECT is an unrated documentary and has a run time of 78 minutes. This film will screen at Cinema Touching Disability on Friday, October 14, 2022.


A figure in a puffy yellow jacket that obscures his face dances on crutches in front of a curving concrete wall. He is suspended on one crutch, one arm and leg wrapped around it, while his other crutch, arm, and leg unwind in front of him.CRUTCH (2020) chronicles the gravity defying life of Bill Shannon, an internationally renowned artist, breakdancer and skate punk—on crutches. The film documents Bill’s extraordinary journey: the history of his medical odyssey and his struggles with chronic pain, the evolution of his crutch dancing and skating, his rise to become a world-renowned performance artist, and his transformation from an angry skate punk to an international hero. CRUTCH is an unrated documentary and has a run time of 98 minutes. This film will screen at the Festival on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Plus, we'll be screening winners from our international short film competition and holding live events you won't want to miss! More updates coming soon!

Tickets are on sale now!

Your $10.00 ticket can be redeemed for up to $10.00 worth of food or drink from the Alamo Drafthouse menu. Just check in with us to pick up your coupon. Check in starts at 5pm both nights. The program will begin at 6pm and end by 10pm.

Access notes: All films will have open captions. ASL interpretation is provided for the films and live portions of the Festival inside the theater. Audio description devices will be available for the films and live portions of the Festival inside the theater. If you have additional accessibility requests, please include them when you purchase your tickets, or contact us at filmfest@txdisabilities.org.


Thank you to our 2022 CTDFF Sponsors!

Superior Healthplan
Cultural Arts City of Austin Economic Development

Humana Health Horizons

Spyglass Realty

Victoria Ford and Scott Hochberg

Touch of CLASS
Amerigroup, an Anthem Company

Upstream Technology

Bristol Myers Squibb


JWH Communications


Joel B. Eisen & Karen E. Barnes Charitable Fund


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Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival & Short Film Competition
1716 San Antonio St.,  | Austin, Texas  78701
512-478-3366 | info@txdisabilities.org

Cinema Touching Disability is a project of the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with Federal Tax ID #74-2071160.

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