Empowering our shared humanity through stories, conversations and action.
We are a platform to see through another’s eyes. We envision a world that celebrates difference, diversity, and honors our shared humanity-a world where film and media reflect and value all.
The Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival is the new name and expanded vision for the successful Cincinnati ReelAbilities Film Festival which came to Cincinnati in 2011 and was launched by LADD in 2013. In 2013, LADD Inc. began to organize the Cincinnati ReelAbilities Film Festival as a biennial celebration of the lives, stories, and art of people who experience disabilities growing it to the largest film festival in our region.
In 2018, LADD is expanding the scope of the Festival to move beyond a singular focus on disability-specific programming to focus on a celebration of our shared humanity. The new scope is consistent with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences focus on diversifying film at every level.
Founded in 1975, LADD is a local non-profit that provides housing, employment opportunities, day programs and other life skills training for people with disabilities. LADD’s mission: guided by the belief that all people have ability and value, we empower adults with disabilities, to live, work and connect. Our vision is to be a force for community development and ensure equal opportunity for all people of all abilities in our community.