Twenty seven films will be screened at the sixth edition of AbilityFest2015 India — an international disability film festival — at Sathyam cinemas from September 28 to October 1.

Award-winning films from across the world have been selected to give this year’s festival a global perspective on disability and inclusion.

AbilityFest2015 will be inaugurated by actor Kalki Koechlin. The short film Him (from United Kingdom), which is “a reflection on life, stillness, and the nature of ageing” and I sign, I live (from The Netherlands), which follows the journey of a young man as he deals with “being deaf in a hearing world”, figure in the inaugural screening.

In the evening, on September 29, Margarita with a Straw will be screened, marks the first time a public screening with audio description for the blind is organised. The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Shonali Bose, co-director Nilesh Maniyar and Revathy.

Other films to be screened at the festival are Iranian films M for Mother (Mim Mesle Madar ) and thePainting Pool (Howze Naghashi), Dolphin Tale (from the United States) and the German film Run if you Can ( Renn wenn du cannst ), which have been brought to the festival by the Iran Culture House, the United States Consulate General and the Goethe Institute respectively.

An exciting component of AbilityFest is the All India One Minute Film Competition on disability, “ 60 Seconds To Fame!”.

This competition serves as an important tool to encourage creative and inspired thinking on the theme of disability, specifically, on inclusion.

There will be four screenings every day —10 am, 1pm, 4 pm and 7pm. The screening schedule is available on the Ability Foundation website (

Entry is free.  Please contact 939675544 for information and passes.