The All-IN Film Festival is an inclusive film event featuring films by and about individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Eight short films will be featured October 18-23, and will be hosted by Peninsula College’s Magic of Cinema, Studium Generale, and ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse, in collaboration with Clallam Mosaic.
October is National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month, and the selected films were purchased from Sproutflix, a distributor that houses the largest and most diverse collection of films featuring people in the I//DD community. Sproutflix hopes to reinforce accurate portrayals of individuals, help break down stereotypes, and promote a greater acceptance of differences and awareness of similarities.
This collaboration between Peninsula College and Clallam Mosaic will hopefully lead to an annual All-IN Film Festival.
Clallam Mosaic is a local leader for activities, information, advocacy tool kits, and more for people with special needs and their families, friends, and caregivers. Clallam Mosaic’s mission is to empower individuals in the I/DD community. Clallam Mosaic’s leaders, including Executive Director Priya Jayadev, Program and Communications Director Catherine McKinney, and Board President Bonne Smith, will be co-hosting the week’s events.
Below is the festival schedule, featuring film blurbs and information about Zoom and in-person viewings. For the in-person viewings, please pay special attention to the COVID-19 safety protocols and the contingency plan in case of rain.
Thursday, Oct. 21, at 12:30 pm, Zoom https://pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/82027861421
Meeting ID: 820 2786 1421
Join us for a special Studium Generale to celebrate National Disabilities Awareness Month.
The event will begin with a screening of The Interviewer. In this story, Thomas Howell gets more than he bargained for in his interview at a prestigious law firm: an insult about his tie, a rendition of Harry Potter, and the chance to change the lives of a father and son.
This heartwarming and funny film will be followed by a panel discussion led by Clallam Mosaic’s Program and Communication Director Catherine McKinney. Self-advocates in the I/DD community and their family members will share how employment has affected and changed their lives.
Friday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Oct. 23, at 6:00 pm, outdoors on PC’s South Lawn
Join us for a special outdoor film festival on the lawn behind Peninsula College’s Pirate Union Building. Friday and Saturday evening will include three film screenings, along with discussion.
On Friday night, the following three films will be screened:
JMAXX & the Universal Language is the story of Jarell, a teenager with autism, who has learned to use hip-hop dance as a means to communicate his true self to the world.
Acting Normal showcases a performing arts studio for adults with I/DD. The studio and its actors are working to change the perception of Hollywood casting agents and producers. Their ultimate goal is to see more people with I/DD on screen.
Mr. Twister shares the art of Brian, a teen with autism, who used to be withdrawn and nearly nonverbal but has discovered his own form of art therapy with twist-ties!
On Saturday night, the following three films will be screened:
Bye follows Jayden, a two and half year old with autism, as he begins school in the Bronx.
Extra Ordinary shares the lives of two young people living with Down syndrome. The film ‘s goal is to challenge the stigmas and stereotypes associated with Down syndrome and to show that everyone can have a happy, meaningful life.
On Saturday, there will also be a second screening of The Interviewer and an exciting surprise film with be screened!
Guests should bring their own blankets or outdoor chairs. They are also invited to bring their own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy during the films. The outdoor screenings will take place between the J-building: https://pencol.edu/locations/main-campus/campus-map.
Safety protocols will be in place, which will include three-feet social distancing and masking when moving in shared spaces. As is required by the Governor’s Proclamation 20-12.5, college students must be vaccinated to attend on-campus events. Restroom access will be provided.
Please note, if rain looks inevitable on Friday or Saturday evening, the outdoor portion of the festival will be moved to Zoom. The decision to do this will be made on Wednesday, October 20, in the afternoon. Please check the Peninsula College and Clallam Mosaic websites on Thursday, October 21, in the morning for more information.
Peninsula College recognizes and honors these traditional nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm lands. The first longhouse built on a community college campus, ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ was named in the nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm language and is a gathering place to teach, learn, and share cultural traditions, knowledge, and identity.