DYSPLA Wins Art Council Funding
to Produce DIMIF


With the support of the Arts Council England, DYSPLA are launching the first festival dedicated to showcasing dyslexic and neurodivergent visual artists and filmmakers in the UK. DYSPLA International Moving Image Festival (DIMIF), will run from the 14th to 18th March 2018 at The Crypt Gallery, St. Pancras. The festival will blur the lines between traditional film festivals and the art gallery experience, and will challenge what is meant by the term 'dyslexic aesthetic'.
All films will be played simultaneously in the space, projected onto smoke and made audible via individual radio transmitters. The audience will negotiate their way around the space, searching for the audio based on fragmented information that they hear and see. This necessary audience participation is not only intended to be fun, it will also highlight the way information is processed differently by neurodivergent people.
The festival will commence on the 14th March with an Awards Ceremony and Wine Reception. D-FUSE, an innovative and pioneering moving image artist, has been commissioned to create a multi channel holographic smoke installation, which will be edited live during the event.
DIMIF are awarding the most exciting filmmakers, handmade 'wearable' awards, designed by Sari Rathel, which will be presented at the Gala on 14th March. All award-winning films will also go on tour to a selection of universities in London and across the country to maximise the exposure of the festival and raise awareness of a new Genre of filmmaking.
This festival will be a groundbreaking four-day event and tickets are expected sell out quickly, so please do book in advance.
Listing Information*
Award Ceremony and Gala: 14th March, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM, £30.00
Screenings + panel discussion: 15th March, 1-7 PM + 7:30 PM, £5/10.00
Daily festival screenings: 16th-18th March, 1-8:30 PM, £5.00
(All films will be screened continuously throughout the festival) *All tickets will include £1 booking fee.
More information about the festival, our artists & partners.
DYSPLA was established in 2007 to exhibit and produce the work of dyslexic and neurodiverse story makers. From our early stages we have produced and exhibited work internationally, establishing ourselves at the forefront of the dyslexic and neurodiverse creative community.
DIMIF has secured mentorships with industry professionals and further development opportunities for their Award winning filmmakers. The Award Categories are: Best Story Innovator, Best Experimental Film, Dyslexic Creative Champion. These awards will be judged by DYSPLA’s esteemed panel made up of elite members of the creative industry.
D-FUSE is a London-based artist collective who work across a range of media including installations, film, and live cinema performances. Their work has been shown internationally, including at the TriBeCa Film Festival and the San Francisco MoMA, and they have collaborated with leading musicians and composers such as Beck and Steve Reich.

Sari Rathel, Co-founder of jewellery studio Räthel & Wolf, a jewellery designer, exploring the body, physically and intellectually, through adornments, objects and collages. A recent graduate from Master of Art in Jewellery & Metal at the Royal College of Art in London and winner of the Best Work In Jewellery Award by Theo Fennell and the ITS Jewellery Award for her degree collection.
DIMIF is excited to be partnering with Canvas Media, an Arts Council-funded initiative aimed at helping arts organisations engage with audiences on digital platforms.
DYSPLA International Moving Image Festival was made possible by funding from Arts Council England. ACE are integral to keeping arts and cultural events like DIMIF alive, and DYSPLA would like to thank them for giving us the chance to showcase incredible dyslexic and neurodivergent filmmakers. Contact The Festival Organisers Here