Watch For Access: A NAAW Virtual Film Festival

National Access Ability Week (NAAW) May 30-June 5

Watch For Access: A NAAW Virtual Film Festival

Presented by Voice of Albertans with Disabilities (VAD)

2021 marks the 5th annual National Access Ability Week in Canada. We are excited to host a “Virtual Film Festival” this year to highlight some of the incredible films that showcase the realities of living with disability. 

Each night we will post on our Facebook what movie we’re watching and encourage everyone to watch with us. Comment on the post to tell us what you think about the movie and if you learned something new about disability. Everyone who comments something about the movie and is registered for the June 5 event will be eligible to win a prize with a value of up to $100! We will begin watching the movie at 6:00 pm MST each day but you can comment up until the next day at 3:00 pm MST to be eligible for the prize.

We will wrap up the week with a Watch Party of “The Upside” (2017) a dramatic comedy based on a true story. Registration for that can be found at 

A List of Movies we will be watching can be found here:

A Note: We did our best to showcase a variety of disabilities across many genres and over the various streaming options to try and represent and accommodate the most people we could. We understand that some of these movies aren’t perfect and that there will be criticisms of the portrayal and content and we welcome those discussions as they are important. However, everyone in the comments is expected to be respectful of others opinions- comments that insult or attack another’s character will be removed. 

We will also do our best to provide content warnings so everyone can prepare beforehand.

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