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About the Screening

Thursday, October 18, 2018
10:00 AM
Vinegar Hill Theatre (map)

The Virginia Film Festival, Light House Studio, and the Accessible Theatre Project welcome you to a free, sensory and family-friendly all-ages shorts screening. Sensory-friendly performances aim to provide a positive viewing experience for children with autism or other sensory-related disabilities and their families. Special accommodations will account for potential sensory challenges such as jarring sounds or lights and the selected film will be short (~1 hour). A quiet area will be available during the show for anyone who needs to take a break. Specially trained volunteers will be present to support attendees and families.

This Family Friendly Short collection is a celebration of childhood packed with fantastic stories, breathtaking animation, and captivating characters. The live-action works of this collection deliver charming narratives, from a Southern fairytale set in Alabama to the struggle of five-year-old Beth to tend to all of the weak animals on her family’s Pennsylvania farm. A funny and bittersweet coming-of-age story traces the drama of two girls having the same idea for their elementary school Halloween costume contest: Medusa. Enchanting animation and music tell the story of Lotte Reiniger, an often unrecognized pioneer in the field of animation.

Reserve your seats today here: accessibletheatreproject


Resources and FAQs are provided by Accessible Theatre Project to help you decide if this is the right show for you and your family to attend. Children must attend the sensory-friendly performance with a parent or responsible adult. After the show, families will be invited to complete a brief survey to help improve our understanding of sensory-friendly theater.