'Picture This...' Film Festival 2013
September 12, 2013
September 12, 2013
12:00 am
12:00 am
The Imperial, Vancouver

'Picture This...' Film Festival 2013 

Join us for a night at the movies

Open Door Group is proud to present the 4th Annual 'Picture This...' Film Festival 2013: On the Road in Vancouver: An International Disability Film Festival at the Imperial (319 Main St.) on Thursday, September 12th 2013.

Four years in, the 'Picture This...' Film Festival continues to flourish. Get ready for a wonderful evening of film, art, and for the first time, live musical performance.

The evening will include a screening of several award-winning short films from around the world, including Northern Ireland, Spain and the UK, that have been produced, written and/or directed by persons with disabilities. Covering genres as far-reaching as stop-motion animation, documentary, drama and comedy, this is an evening not to be missed.



  • Thursday, September 12th 2013
  • Event kicks off at 5:00pm (refreshments, mingling, explore the art gallery)
  • Films begin at 6:00pm.
  • Event wraps up at 8:00pm approx.


  • The Imperial at 319 Main Street
  • All films are captioned and interpreters will be available for presentations. 
  • Tickets are by donation at the door. You can reserve seats by clicking on this link:  Open Door Group DisAbility Film Festival 2013

The Movies...

1. Macropolis (Northern Ireland)                                                                                                           An animated story of two toys with impairments discarded from a factory production line. Coming to life, they rebel and chase the factory delivery van in the hope of rejoining their friends.

2. Finding A Sky (UK)                                                                                                                               

A former naval officer, Captain Robert McIntock (John Alderton), and a blind woman have a brief encounter with Betty, who arrives at Robert's care home--Robert suffers from dementia. Robert and Betty embark together on a journey that will light up both of their lives. 

3. Little World (Spain) 
A 2013 Catalan documentary movie about Albert Casals, a young man who has been in a wheelchair since suffering leukemia at the tender age of five. But this hasn't stopped him from pursuing his dream: to travel around the world. And to do it his way. Without money, without companions, without luggage. He sets off from home armed with nothing but his imagination and his courage.

4. The Conference (UK)                                                                                                                             

Comedy about a disability conference descending into chaos.

5. Crossing the Divide (Northern Ireland) 
A documentary about a love story and friendship in Belfast during the Irish Troubles. It shows how the Deaf community overcame the religious and political divisions that spilt Northern Ireland for 30 years.

6. One Question (USA)                                                                                                                        Thirty-five people with developmental disabilities answer one question: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?

Past Reviews...

'It was a "picture" perfect evening from start to finish. Loved the venue and the vibe. The films were an excellent choice and each one was very moving and thought provoking.'

'What a great event! Loved the movie The Voice of and Million and One...was very powerful illustrating the abilities of persons with disabilities - eye opening and the music was amazing!'

'What can I say... the event was awesome! My congratulations to the organizers for doing such a great job. The food was great, the venue was fantastic and the films were outstanding.'

'Thank you so much for hosting such a beautiful and wonderful event. My friends and I will be back!'


A Big Thank You to our Sponsor!

A special thank you to TD, who have shown their continued support over the past four years through sponsorship. Each year, the festival gets more popular and we are aiming to make it as inclusive and accessible to as many individuals as possible. If you are interested in supporting the festival through donations, sponsorship, or volunteering, please let us know!

If you have any questions please email .

Hope to see you at the movies on September 12th!
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