ZIFF2022 Will Feature The Powerful Film, ‘Cinemability’!

  Sep 16, 2022

Press Release

Zimbabwe International Film Festival 2022

Special Screening – CinemAbility

Harare, September 15th, 2022. We are happy to announce that we will be showing the documentary film, ‘CinemAbility’, directed by Jenni Gold at the Zimbabwe International Film Festival 2022, thanks to the US Embassy Public Affairs Section. It was produced by Jenni Gold, Jeff Maynard, Tracie Fiss and Sean Michael Arthur. The film features the likes of Jamie Foxx, Bryan Cranston, Ben Affleck, Geena Davis and a host of other brilliant industry professionals. It will be screened at the ZIFFTHub at 2 Canterbury Road, Kensington on Friday the 16th of September at 4:00pm. All are welcome! Entrance is FREE for all film screenings, workshops and masterclasses.

This dynamic documentary takes a detailed look at the evolution of “disability” themes in entertainment, from film and TV to the Web, to see if the media has had a hand in transforming the societal inclusion of those with disabilities. Our in-depth investigation has gone behind the scenes to interview Filmmakers, Studio Executives, Film Historians, and Celebrities, and utilizes vivid clips from Hollywood’s most beloved motion pictures and TV shows to focus attention on the powerful impact that entertainment and the media can have on society. Do disability portrayals in the media impact society? Or does the media simply reflect the publics ever-changing attitudes? This important documentary explores these questions and more to see if the media has had a hand in transforming the societal inclusion of the disabled, and to prove how an enlightened understanding of disability can have a positive impact on the world.

Nominations and Awards

Burbank International Film Festival 2012

Winner
Diversity Award
Jenni Gold

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, US 2013

Winner
Special Jury Prize
Jenni Gold

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2014

Nominee
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing – Documentary Feature Film
Andrew DeCristofaro (supervising sound editor)
Michael Payne (sound designer)
John C. Stuver (dialogue editor)
Sally Boldt (music editor)

TheWIFTS Foundation International Visionary Awards 2019

Winner
The Documentary Award
Environment
Jenni Gold

Valley Film Festival 2013

Winner
10 Degrees Hotter Award
Best Documentary
Jenni Gold
Gold Pictures

Director

Jenni Gold is considered a triple threat in the world of entertainment. Her editing and screenwriting skills serve as a foundation for her directorial efforts which have received multiple awards and have placed her among the best in her field as a Director Member of the Directors Guild of America. Jenni is the co-founder of Gold Pictures, Inc. a development / production entity which was established in 2001. She is also a sought-after speaker, a thought leader for film / media inclusion, and an Advisory Board Member for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Her recent speaking engagements have included the Motion Picture Academy, Disney Studios, Dreamworks, Duke University, USC and co-hosting Turner Classic Movies with Ben Mankiewicz. In addition to directing the award-winning and star-studded feature documentary “CinemAbility: the Art of Inclusion,” Jenni has directed the action feature film “Ready, Willing, & Able,” co-produced the comedy motion picture “Can I get a Witness Protection,” and the soon to be released film “Tiger” starring Mickey Rourke.

Most recently, Jenni directed and is now in post on the comedy/horror feature film “Aaah! Roach!” She has written and is developing a number of projects including a suspense thriller titled “Adrenaline,” a romantic comedy “Mr. December,” and the family film “Lucky,” adapted from her children’s book of the same name. Jenni went to film school at the University of Central Florida where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with two BA degrees, one in Motion Picture Production and another in Radio and Television Broadcasting. She has Muscular Dystrophy and has used a wheelchair since the age of seven. Jenni’s dedication to the art and the craft of filmmaking along with her passion for storytelling and entertaining audiences is clearly evident in her work and achievements.