Watch For Access- NAAW Virtual Film Festival

VAD presents a Virtual Showing of "The Upside" (2017)

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 5th 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 each day but you can comment up until the next day at 3:00 pm to be eligible for the prize. Facebook Event here:

We will wrap up the week with a Watch Party of “The Upside” (2017) a dramatic comedy based on a true story. You must register below to get the link for the screening.

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

Date and Time


Genres and Rating

Streaming Service

Sunday May 30 6:00 pm

No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie

Children's, Comedy, Drama (7+)

Amazon Prime, Rent from Youtube ($3.99)

Monday May 31 6:00 pm

Penguin Bloom

Drama (14+)


Tuesday June 1 6:00 pm

My Beautiful Broken Brain

Documentary (14+)


Wednesday June 2

6:00 pm

My Blind Brother

Comedy, Romance, Drama (14+)

Amazon Prime, Crave, Rent from Youtube ($3.99)

Thursday June 3

6:00 pm

Finding Dory

Children's, Comedy (7+)

Disney+, Amazon Prime, Rent from Youtube ($3.99)

Friday June 4

6:00 pm

Crip Camp

Documentary, (18+)


Saturday June 5

4:00 pm - LIVE WATCH PARTY must register for link

The Upside

Comedy, Drama, (16+)

We will be streaming on Zoom

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.

Sponsored by Employment and Social Development Canada

The Upside Screening

Registration for the virtual screening June 5th from 4:00pm- 7:00 pm MST


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Contact the organizer:

Sam Mason


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