Easterseals Disability Film Challenge

Register today for the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, an annual weekend-long short film competition held April 13-15. Entrants—with or without a disability—are given 55 hours to make a three-to-five-minute film based on an assigned genre. Now in its fifth year, the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge gives filmmakers a platform to collaborate and tell unique stories that will help change the way people view disability, expand the audience’s understanding of disability today and inspire people to join the conversation.  

Judged by a noted and diverse group of entertainment industry talent, 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.

Winners are announced at a red-carpet event and receive a year-long mentorship from A-list industry players.  

When: April 13-15

Entry Deadline: April 11

Registration: Click here to register online.

Member Discount: SAG-AFTRA members receive 20% off the entry fee and special arrangements have been made for the films to be produced under the SAG-AFTRA short film agreement. When it’s time to submit your film be sure to enter SAGAFTRA2018 to utilize the discount.

For rules, guidelines and additional list of prizes go to www.disabilityfilmchallenge.com.

It is the responsibility of each member to confirm each producer has signed the applicable contract before making an agreement to render services. Failure to confirm the signatory status before rendering services may lead to disciplinary charges being filed. If you have any questions, please contact the contracts office at (323) 549-6828. The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.


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