2012 Festival Judges Announcement: With all films in the program competing for a Grand Prize of $5,000, the selection of judges was a serious task.

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2012 Festival Judges Announcement:

With all films in the program competing for a Grand Prize of $5,000, the selection of judges was a serious task.

This year's esteemed panel includes:

Carly Findlay

Carly is a Melbourne writer, blogger and public speaker. She's written for a range of websites including ABC's Ramp Up, DiVine, Mamamia, The Hoopla and News Limited. Carly has recently completed her Master of Communication, majoring in journalism and new media. She also presents on Channel 31's No Limits. Her day job is at the Australian Tax Office working as a communicator and events planner.

Carly won the 2010 Yooralla Media Award for best online commentary, was a finalist in the 2011 and 2012 Best Australian Blogs competition for her blog Tune into Radio Carly and received a 2011 Australia Day medal for her work in the disability community.

Carly was born with a severe life long skin condition called ichthyosis form erythroderma (meaning scaly red skin).

Tony Sarre

Tony is an Australian filmmaker whose short films Blackdance and Miles to Go screened during The Other Film Festival in 2004.

Despite a degenerative eye disease that left him blind, Tony has reached the top four in Australian tandem cycling and gained a black belt in tae kwon do. In 1999, Tony discovered his talent for filmmaking while on set with his wife and immediately began studying the artform.

Tony's filmography includes a community television program titled Chung Wa (Middle Way), two commercials for the WA Association for the Blind and a corporate video called Off the Side Lines.

Michael Uniacke

Michael is a freelance writer who covers issues facing people with a disability or who are Deaf and disabled in Australia.

Working with the Office for Disability as a Policy Officer, Michael actively promotes the inclusion and participation of people with a disability in the wider community. In 2010, he wrote an article for The Age tackling the issue of captioning in Australian cinema chains.

Michael also shares the small screen with fellow judge Carly, as a presenter on the Channel 31 television show 'No Limits'.



A presentation by Rick Guidotti

Rick Guidotti, one-time US fashion photographer who worked in Milan, Paris and London for clients such as Yves Saint Laurent, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Revlon, L’Oreal and Life Magazine, is a pioneer of a new vision of the beauty and richness of genetic diversity.

Festival pop-up café/bar THE OTHER CLUB doubles as a gallery with Guidotti’s spectacular and beautiful large-scale prints, which depict young people with genetic difference, featured on the walls.

Rick will present a session about his POSITIVE EXPOSURE project on Sunday 23rd September at 2pm.

Tickets are selling fast so book now to avoid disappointment!

Rick will be photographing young people with genetic difference in Melbourne during The Other Film Festival.

If you or somebody you know lives with genetic difference and would like a photo session with Rick, contact off@artsaccess.com.au to make arrangements.

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WIN a full festival pass for you and a friend and score an invitation to this year’s Exclusive (Invitation Only) Opening Night event!

With over 30 films in 5 days, you’ll see some of the best international cinema portraying the lived experience of disability.

Simply track down The Other Film Festival 2012 poster in Melbourne cafes and on city streets, snap a creative photo and upload it to our Facebook page for your chance to win.

All entrants will receive a double pass to the session of their choice, while TWO entries will win our grand prize worth over $240. LIKE the photo you want to win and we’ll judge the rest!

Competition ends on 16/9/12 and the winners will be announced via our Facebook page on 17/9/12.

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