DYSPLA International Moving Image Festival is the world’s first festival dedicated to screening the visual innovation of dyslexic and neurodiverse story makers, showcasing a collection of moving images dedicated to exploring dyslexic narratives.
DYSPLA is a Tottenham based studio, funded by the Arts Council England and an associate artist at the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth. We work internationally in film, immersive theatre, installation & digital art. Incorporated in 2013 to shed light on Dyslexic Narrative and the Dyslexic Aesthetic, DYSPLA is at the forefront of neurodivergent creativity.
Dyslexic and Neurodivergent storymakers have a strong heritage in narrative and non linear art history. Agatha Christie, Pablo Picasso, WB Yeats, Stan Brakhage, Steve Mcqueen, Quentin Tarantino, and Steven Spielberg, are just a few storymakers on an endless list, that share dyslexia as their commonality, and as their genius.
The UK’s education system has belittled and undervalued the neurodivergent community for centuries. Cuts to education in the arts, craft and music, lead by the worship of academia and the mythical neurotypical are destroying our young storymakers.
DYSPLA aims to:
- Produce and develop the work of dyslexic and neurodivergent storymakers.
- Create stories with undervalued and unheard communities around Britain and the world.
- Inspire Britain’s neurodivergent storymaking community
Event & Location
DYSPLA International Moving Image Festival will commence in Central London. We will open the festival with a Gala event and will be screening films throughout the week at the FreeWord Centre, EC1R 3GA.
GALA NIGHT & AWARD CEREMONY
14TH MARCH- Includes a Gin and Cake Reception
7:00 - 10:00 PM
£30.00 (+£1 booking fee)
Industry guest speakers discussing ‘The Dyslexic Aesthetic’
7:00 - 9:30 PM
£10.00 (+£1 booking fee)
FILM FESTIVAL TICKETS
15TH - 18TH MARCH
All festival films are playing continuously throughout the day.
1:00 - 8:00 PM
£5.00 (+£1 booking fee)