Superfest: The International Disability Film Festival

The Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University is pleased to partner with the San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired to host Superfest, the longest running disability film festival in the world.

 1) Longmore intern Mahalia LeClerc interviews Lighthouse ED Bryan Bashin, 2) the crowd watches the Dissies 3) Superfest Emcee Lawrence Carter-Long

About the Festival:

Superfest launched in the 1970s in Los Angeles. Its mission was to present an educational, empowering, and entertaining film festival that celebrates disability. After two successful decades in Los Angeles, the film festival moved to the Bay Area in 1998. From 1998-2011 it operated as Culture! Disability! Talent!’s, annual film festival. In 2012, the Longmore Institute teamed up with LightHouse to relaunch Superfest: International Disability Film Festival.

Today Superfest is a two-day festival with screenings in downtown Berkeley and San Francisco. It enriches the Bay Area by cultivating an event that celebrates disability as a generative and creative force in cinema and more broadly in culture.

Superfest 2016:

Join us for Superfest’s 30th year! Whether you’re part of the disability community or just love the movies — Superfest is not to be missed! Visit the Superfest website to learn more. Tickets will go on sale in August.

Two Days, Two Venues

Saturday, October 22nd, at the Magnes Collection in downtown Berkeley:

  • Film screening and Q&A from 1-4pm,
  • catered reception from 4-6pm,
  • continued screening from 6-9:30pm 

Sunday, October 23rd, at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco:

  • VIP brunch from 11am-12:30pm
  • Film screening and Q&A from 1-4pm


$8 earlybird/ $12 ticket (at door)

$20 screening + party

$30 all day including party