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April 10, 2019
FILMMAKERS: Easterseals needs your filmmaking skillshttps://disabilityfilmchallenge.com
March 16, 2018
2018 EASTERSEALS DISABILITY FILM CHALLENGE
One-in-five Americans has a disability, making it today’s largest minority, yet far too often their important and varied stories go untold … Until now!
In its 5th year and supported by some of Hollywood's biggest names, the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge addresses this under-representation by giving filmmakers the platform to collaborate and tell unique stories to help Change the Way You View Disability.
FILMMAKER CALL TO ACTION: In 55 hours, write and produce a 3-5 minute short film based on an assigned genre. The weekend long competition takes place April 13-15, and the entry deadline is April 11, 2018.
Films are not required to include disability in the storyline, but must include at least one person with a disability in front of or behind the camera and are judged by a noted and diverse group of entertainment industry talent.
Finalists will be announced and screened at the Bentonville Film Festival (May 1-6), which champions inclusion in all forms of media; will be invited to an exclusive roundtable discussion with agents at United Talent Agency; and receive a one-year subscription to Variety Magazine.
Winners, announced at a red-carpet event May 10, hosted by United Talent Agency in Beverly Hills, are awarded industry mentorships; the opportunity to screen their film at the Los Angeles-based HollyShorts Film Festival (August 9-18), an Academy Award-qualifying competition; $1,000 grants provided by Universal Filmed Entertainment Group towards their next production; and other prizes, including Dell computers, a full, one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud – the entire collection of 20+ creative desktop and mobile apps including Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, and Photoshop CC and a Nike gift bag with assorted products, including a pair of shoes from the new FlyEase line!
2018 MENTORS: A top Universal Pictures executive (TBA), casting director Pam Dixon (Green Lantern, The Mask of Zorro, The Punisher, Angels in the Outfield, City Slickers) and Tiffany Smith Anoa'i, VP Entertainment Diversity, Inclusion & Communications, CBS Entertainment. Additional mentors TBA.
Special arrangements have been made for the films to be produced under the SAG-AFTRA short film agreement.