2024 Programming

Feb. 2 • Is That Black Enough for You?!

April 18 • Celebrating Julia Reichert, Pioneering Indie Filmmaker

March 6-8, 2025

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We are the nation’s first diversity film festival led by people from the disability community.  The Over-The-Rhine neighborhood is a historic district where people from diverse backgrounds gather to shop, see art, and find community in downtown Cincinnati. Our international film festival brings together stories  that celebrate difference, and honor our shared humanity.  Using cinema as a tool to build empathy, we hope to create experiences for filmmakers and audiences that expand beyond the screen into the outside world and into real human relationships. We hope you will join us in person and online for top notch films from some of the world’s most unique storytellers. 

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