Longmore Institute's 'Marvelous' Superfest Highlighted Disability With 52 Films

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Photo of Superfest prize winner

DIGITAL JOURNAL -- Beginning in 1970 in Los Angeles as a small film showcase. That first effort intended to encourage greater participation of disabled people in the telecommunications industry. More than 40 years later, the film fest has grown into an international media event.

Superfest honors and celebrates the unique contributions of the growing disability arts and culture movement by exhibiting the most innovative as well as provocative works. Films presented are from both seasoned filmmakers and emerging media arts professionals. In 2012, the Culture! Disability! Talent! began to search for new leaders with the vision, to take Superfest to the next level. Catherine Kudlick, was found. She is director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University. Along with Kudlick was selected Bryan Bashin, CEO of the San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind. Working together, they invited more people and groups to join in.