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ABILITYFEST 2013 India International Disability Film Festival, was held from September 23 to 26, 2013 at Sathyam Cinemas. This was the 5th edition of this pioneering event, and we would really like to thank the sponsors for making every edition of the event possible, and the public for coming in large numbers over the years to watch each screening.

We had some amazing films this year from around the world by, with and about people with disabilities. Award winning films from across the world were selected to give the Festival a global perspective to disability and inclusion. These included a selection of highly acclaimed films from Iran- “Gold and Copper”, “Here without me” and “Alzheimer”. The short films included the heartwarming “Special  Interview”(Israel), the spirited “Left Foot Cinderella” (France), the thought provoking “ Special People (UK) and the inspiring true story ”Aphasia” (USA).

As we celebrated one hundred years of Indian Cinema, we were delighted to present a veritable film feast from India. These included the first public screening with audio description for the blind of the Tamil film   “Haridas”; the all India premiere of the Telugu film “Minugurulu”; the Malayalam film “Beautiful” and the feature length documentary “Indelible”.

Click here for AbilityFEST 2013 - Festival Book

Theme 2013 - "Celebrate Inclusion; Celebrate Life!"

The Jury:

•  Mani Ratnam
•  Ranjith Balakrishnan
•  Sunny Joseph
•  Sangeeta Gala
•  S Vaidyanathan

Prize Winning Films - Ability Fest 2013

1st Prize - "Charades"
Filmmakers: Lievens Institute of Film and Electronic Media
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2nd Prize - "My brother navneet"
Filmmakers: Wings and Oars Media Comm
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3rd Prize - "Perspectives"
Filmmakers: Arvind Jodha and Anjali Shekhawat
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Jury special mention: "The Perfect Fit"
Filmmakers: Pranav Kharbanda
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