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“Don’t Dismiss Us” was selected for the Astoria Film Festival, screening this Thursday, May 30 at 6pm!

This short film centers disability at the intersection of aging, diversity, representation, and inclusion. Featuring disability rights activist, Judith Heumann, and New York Commissioner for the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, Christina Curry.

Astoria Film Festival is devoted to increasing the representation of under-represented people in media and film by providing them with the skills, experiences, and connections needed to obtain jobs in the media industry, and with the exposure and community to build their own bodies of work in media production.

Astoria Film Festival is especially focused on supporting groups historically-ignored in society – Disabled people, women, FLI (First-Gen/Low-Income/Immigrants), BBIA (Black/Brown/Indigenous/Asian), women, LGBTQIA+ people. We also connect our younger students to our older students and to our festival filmmakers and industry professionals who work with us, thus creating a multi-generational, diverse, local filmmaking community and network.”

Tickets here: https://filmfreeway.com/AstoriaFilmFestival/tickets

The venue is Arri Rental, 47-27 36th St, Queens, NY 11101.


Image Descriptions:

  1. On a dark blue background is an image of a man and woman smiling at each other, which is a still from the film “Don’t Dismiss Us.” This image is overlaid with the following text: “Astoria Film Festival. Screening Thursday May 30.”
  2. On a dark blue background is the FRAME logo and the following text in white: “‘Don’t Dismiss Us’ has been selected for the Astoria Film Festival! THURSDAY, MAY 30 OPENING NIGHT 6-8pm ARRI RENTAL LIC 47-27 36th Street LIC/Sunnyside, NY. ASL interpreters will be present for the panel.”


May 30
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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