Registration is now open for the annualEasterseals Disability Film Challenge, the entertainment industry’s premiere disability inclusion competition. A leading disability services organisation, Easterseals Southern California, announced that Interested filmmakers and participants can register at DisabilityFilmChallenge.com now through April 3, 2019, when registration will close at 6 p.m. PST.
The Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, which is now in its sixth year, gives filmmakers the opportunity to collaborate and tell unique stories that focus on disability issues. The film competition is open to anyone, with or without disabilities, and will take place over the weekend of April 5-7. Participants will have 55 hours to write, shoot and edit a three-to-five minute short film based on an assigned genre. While the filmmakers are not necessarily required to include disability in the storyline, each team must include at least one person with a disability in front of or behind the camera.
Submitted films are judged in four award categories – Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Awareness Campaign – and judged by a diverse group of entertainment industry professionals.