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ReelAbilities Film Festival

Wednesday, January 17 - 10:30 AM

VSA Ohio and partners present the 2018 ReelAbilities Film Festival in Columbus at the Gateway Film Center with FREE screenings of award-winning films and local presentations that celebrate the lives, stories, and art of people with disabilities. ReelAbilities Film Festival in Columbus is free and open to the public with bi-monthly screenings January through November 2018.

Wednesday January 17, 2018 is our first screening! Tramontane by director Vatche Boulghourjian with artists from Lebanon, France, Qatar, and United Emirates. Rahib: a musician who is blind travels across Lebanon in search of his birth record. He meets people on the far fringes of society who tell their own stories and open further questions about his own origins.

Matinee : 10:30am (film only)
Screening event : 6:00pm social hour in the Gateway’s Torpedo Room, live performance by Innervision, film at 7:00pm

2018 ReelAbilities Film Festival Columbus is always free and always at Gateway Film Center.

Fifteen films including full-length features and shorts addressing some of the many facets of the disability experience will be screened, coming from the US and abroad. Columbus is one of 16 cities in the States to present the traveling program of the New York Reelabilities Film Festival. ReelAbilities brings the community together to explore, discuss and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

January 17 – Tramontane
March 14 – Lefty & Loosey; Nocebo; The Quiet Ones; The Forgotten
May 16 – Nise: the Heart of Madness
July 18 – Keep the Change; Sanctuary
September 12 – Sky; Children of God; Stutter; The Astronaut’s Secret
November 14 – Midfield; Prison Dogs

Registration is requested but not required. To make a reservation, please visit our website at You can also make a reservation in-person at the Gateway Film Center located at 1550 North High St. Columbus, Ohio 43201 or call them at 614-247-4433.

ReelAbilities Film Festival Columbus is presented by VSA Ohio, the state organization on arts and disability. VSA Ohio is a non-profit organization. The touring program is sponsored by the ReelAbilities Film Festival and JCC Manhattan, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Puffin Foundation, Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, Friends of VSA Ohio, Ohio Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation, Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities, ARC Industries and in partnership with Gateway Film Center, Illuminating: Ohio State Film Studies, Nicolette Cinematographics, Food for Good Thought, Southeast Inc. Healthcare Services, Fresh A.I.R. Gallery and local artists.

This is an accessible cultural event; additional accommodation confirmations should be directed to VSA Ohio.

More information is available at
For more on Innervision, who will be performing before the evening film screening, visit

Or contact us: 614-241-5325 |


1550 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43201
Event Type


VSA Ohio

Date / Time

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Erin Hoppe
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