Frédéric MITTERRAND, Minister of Culture and Communication, Roselyne BACHELOT-NARQUIN, Minister of Solidarity and Social Cohesion and Bruno RETAILLEAU, President of the Vendée General Council, launched today at the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the first edition of the film and disability festival «Un autre regard», organized by the association «Retour d'image», in the presence of Sophie Vouzelaud, sponsor of the first edition of the festival and spokesperson of the deaf community, of the CNC and all the partners of the festival: the city of Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, the cinema «CinéMarine», AMP visual tv, Pro BTP, TADEO, Titra-Film, Semvie, the SNCF.

This festival aims to promote the visibility of people with disabilities, to change the way people look at
disability and to promote cinematographic creation and innovative accessibility technologies
from films to people with disabilities.
It will take place from 29 to 31 March in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie in the Vendée.

On the agenda:

– numerous film screenings (previews, unpublished films, heritage works and major
that have at least one of the following characteristics: the staging of
persons with disabilities; the presence of actor(s) with disabilities; the point of
view of an author-director with a disability; an original cinematographic approach
sensory perceptions specific to persons with disabilities or language use

– two audience awards for a short and feature film;

– professional meetings on accessibility, which will notably help deepen the topics
at the meeting of the National Commission on Culture and Disability on 26 January by
Frédéric Mitterrand and Roselyne Bachelot;

– scenario reading sessions (by Hyppolite Girardot, Nils Tavernier and Monica Companys,
sign language actress);

– workshops with children.