It’s the classic (and last) catchphrase of the film Some like it hot, and we’d like to put the 2017 edition of the IFFD under that patronage.
The enthusiasm aroused by the first edition showed the urgency and usefulness of our festival, and made us forget all the obstacles we had to overcome to make it happen.
This second edition will be a renewed opportunity for those who still have prejudice, apprehensions or even feel fear towards disability – disabilities to be exact – to come and open up to a parallel universe… that we actually share.
We invite you all to discover true film gems. Something along the lines of “everything you’ve always wanted to know about disabilities but were afraid to ask”, as Woody Allen could’ve said (Woody Allen who wrote Hollywood Ending, a film portraying a – momentarily – blind director!) As you can see, we like to take references in films, because what we are doing here is first and foremost a “film festival”, not a medical symposium).
Through these films, we hope you’ll experience different and surprising emotions. Tenderness, humour, exceptional lives, beauty… And behind the camera, directors from all over the world, all bringing along their personal and cultural vision.
founder and director of the IFFD