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

Thank you for joining us!

What a delight to see so many friends, old and new, at this year’s Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival! Our long-time partners, the Alamo Drafthouse, welcomed us back to the theater for our first in-person Festival since 2019 (below, left).

From the side, a movie theater full of people looking up at the screen.
Across a paved area, a group of people in matching line green shirts are in various positions: sitting or lying on the ground, sitting in a wheelchair, standing. Arms and legs are held out at various angles.

Despite a broken projector on Saturday night, we had a great time last weekend, watching our 6 international short film competition winners, this year's feature films, IMPERFECT and CRUTCH, and all the great performances from BodyShift (above, right), TILT, and Bill Shannon!

Have feedback for us from this year's Fest? Our Audience Survey is still open.


Want more great disability film in Austin?

Check out these upcoming film and theater events from some Cinema Touching Disability partners!

  • Sunday, October 23, our friends at the Autism Society of Texas host the 5th annual AutFest Texas: Autism Film Festival! In person at AFS Cinema, plus virtual options. Cinema Touching Disability fans can use code VIPGUEST to get 30% off! Register now.
  • Tuesday, October 25, come on back to AFS Cinema for a PBS Indie Len Pop-up screening of MOVE ME. In it, a dancer with a spinal cord injury tests the limits of her recovery while adapting to life with a disability. Post-film panel discussion with BodyShift's Silva Laukkanen and Tanya Winters (maybe you caught their pop-up performance at Cinema Touching Disability last Friday)! Free and open to the public.
  • Friday, October 28, TILT Performance Group premieres their latest show, STRANGE FACES! TILT joined us at Cinema Touching Disability Friday night to perform a selection of songs from their new Broadway musical, which tells interweaving stories about three people with autism and their families. Tickets available on a sliding scale. STRANGE FACES runs through November 6, don't miss it!

Thank you to our 2022 CTDFF Sponsors!

Superior Healthplan
Cultural Arts City of Austin Economic Development
CDS in Texas
Touch of CLASS

Humana Health Horizons

Spyglass Realty

Victoria Ford and Scott Hochberg

Amerigroup, an Anthem Company

In-Home Attendant Services


Upstream Technology

Bristol Myers Squibb

Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities

Friends of Ted Bose

HillCo Partners

American Construction Investigations


Dennis Borel & Lynda Frost

JWH Communications

Texas Medical Association



Joel B. Eisen & Karen E. Barnes Charitable Fund

Arnold Public Affairs

Texas Film Commission

Shea Family Charitable Trust


HillCo Partners

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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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