Superfest 2016

Superfest logo, with the word 'Superfest' split onto two lines (Super-Fest). The bottom left corner shows a drawing of a stick figure wheelchair user holding a film camera. The website address is at the bottom center, and the text 'International Disability Film Festival XXIX' is at the top right in red.
Event Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Location: J. Paul Leonard Library, SFSU

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 1-4 p.m.
  • Catered reception from 4-6 p.m.
  • Continued screening from 6-9:30 p.m.

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

  • VIP brunch from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Film screening and Q&A from 1-4 p.m.


  • $8 earlybird
  • $12 ticket (at door)
  • $20 screening + party
  • $30 all day including party

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