The festival is celebrating its second edition this year

The second edition of the CADI Festival brings short films to Arts Santa Mònica

The films screened are by people with an intellectual disability.

The 2nd CADI Festival , which aims to provide a showcase for fictional short films made by people with intellectual disabilities, is set to take place from 14 to 17 February in different spaces at Arts Santa Mònica. The festival is organised by the users of Can Carreras an occupational training centre run by Grup Asproseat. With the help of a team of professionals, the centre’s users have put together a bill of films that share a common characteristic: the technical and artistic participation of people with intellectual disabilities.

The festival will award prizes to the best short film, the best screenplay and the best leading actor and actress. The audience can also vote for their favourite short film and admission to all of the sessions is free, though places are limited.

The festival aims to break down stereotypes and underline the fact that people with intellectual disabilities are perfectly able to be culturally active and to express their multiple abilities: "the works presented highlight the creative energy that we all have inside us and which makes us both unique and that links us together as human beings". As well as the film screenings, the festival will include an exhibition featuring recreations of film posters.

Additional information is available from the Arts Santa Mònica website.

Publication date: Tuesday, 14 February 2017
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