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Through the Roof: Rangatahi short film festival

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Sat 19 Nov 2022, 02:00 pm - 3:30pm


Hunua Room, Aotea Centre
50 Mayoral Drive
Auckland CBD


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Inclusive arts charity Glass Ceiling Arts Collective presents “Through the Roof”, a Short Film Festival, which celebrates budding young filmmakers from its Accessible Youth Theatre programmes across Auckland and Tauranga.

Five groups of Kiwi youth (with and without disabilities) have been masterfully crafting these short films over the past term, breaking down barriers for Disabled young filmmakers.“The rangatahi are eager to share their creativity with the world” says Mike Eaglesome, co-founder of Glass Ceiling Arts Collective. 

“One of our young filmmakers; AJ has been creating a collection of bow ties, dreaming of the day he gets to walk down his first red carpet. This year he’ll do just that and at the Aotea Centre no less, mum’s even bought the suit,” he said.

The youth-led initiative has enabled young Disabled people to not be defined by their disability but instead to be celebrated for who they are and the creative potential they bring. Also to be part of an inclusive environment with their friends and siblings.

“Our films are as diverse as our cast; reflecting the beautiful melting pot of society. There really is something for absolutely everyone at the Festival.” says Charlotte Nightingale, Artistic Director. “It’s storytelling at its finest and all through the eyes of our rangatahi, it’ll be a true celebration of diversity and we can’t wait!”

The festival will kick off at 2:00 pm on November 19 in the Hunua Room at The Aotea Centre in Aotea Square, Auckland CBD. It is free and all are welcome.  And there will be popcorn, of course! Tickets are free but you must book.

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