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Stims: Towards a Neurodiverse Cinema (15*) + Filmmaker ScreenTalk

Relaxed Screening / Emerging Film Curators Lab

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Explore a collection of eight short films, spanning animation to documentary, by five neurodiverse directors, followed by a filmmaker panel discussion, exploring what a neurodiverse cinema looks like.

Stimming term used by neurodivergent people to describe the noises and movements they sometimes make to feel calmer. In Stims, we explore a collection of eight films by neurodiverse filmmakers who refuse to bow to the norm, celebrating neurodivergent ways of seeing in front of and behind the camera, through comedy, experimenta and animation.

Their films all explore movement and changing environments from an array of neurodivergent perspectives. The event considers what a neurodiverse cinema looks like, and how it can be achieved.

This screening will be followed by a ScreenTalk with directors Georgia Kumari Bradburn, Edward Smyth and Alex Widdowson, hosted by event curator Lillian Crawford, an autistic writer and co-host of the Autism Through Cinema podcast.

Curated by Lillian Crawford


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