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Shorts: Creating Cripworld

with closed captions and BSL interpretation
24 September 2023
Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK
FREE, £4, £6.50

Pissed off by the endless ableism of navigating late-stage crapitalism? Looking to make a hot queer criptopia with your friends? We're gonna show you how. The cultures & communities of d/Deaf, disabled, chronically ill & neurodivergent queer people show up in full gorgeous colours in this short film programme about our lives. 

Coming Out Autistic | dir. Steven Fraser | UK 2022 | 4'

An animated documentary on the double coming-out of telling people you're queer & autistic.

Flare | dir. Kate Blamire | Germany 2023 | 27'

Kate's life with an autoimmune disease leads them on a search for freedom between beds at home & in hospitals.

Living With It | dir. Holly Summerson | UK 2023 | 7'

Lee's got to learn to live with her supernatural roommate-cum-chronic illness if she ever wants to get the home of her dreams.

C-TV (If I tell you I like you ...) | dir. Eva Egermann, Cordula Thym | Austria 2023 | 30'

In a dazzling talkshow run by a talking hamster, disabled activists and artists show off their glamour & fight back against heteronormative ableist socety.

Bittersweet Power | dir. Victor Di Marco, Márcio Picoli | Brazil 2022 | 19'

Lucas, Luiza and Bia take power & pleasure in queer disabled kinship, ripping apart the old bureaucratic world & building it anarchic & new.

(para)site | dir. Baiba Sprance | UK 2022 | 11'

Fashioned in armour of nappies & fishhooks, zack revisions disabled working-class lives through history. We're not parasites for needing support, capitalism is.

Programme runtime 1h38min

CW: discussion of ableism, homophobia, bureaucracy & government negligence


This screening has closed captions and BSL interpretation. This is a relaxed screening, which means it’s ok to arrive late, move around, make noise, or leave the screening and come back if you need to.

If you have any questions about accessibility or you need support to access the event, you can email us at There will be volunteers trained in access at all Fringe! events if you need support with access on the day.

Mask wearing as an act of solidarity

At this screening we are encouraging mask wearing as an act of solidarity. We want to make immunocompromised people feel comfortable and are prioritising that for this screening. We’ve also reduced capacity so people can be distanced during the screening. If you don’t have a mask, we will have some on the door that you can use.

Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.

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