Register today for the Disability Film Challenge, an annual weekend short film race April 1-3. Entrants are given 48 hours to make a three-to-five-minute film based on assigned genre and each film must have an actor, writer, director, producer or crew member with a disability on their team. Sign up today and join in on this opportunity to bring awareness of the disability community through filmmaking and storytelling.

Winners of the challenge will be mentored by top industry professionals like legendary writer producer Shawn Ryan (The Shield, The Unit, Lie to Me, Last Resort, Mad Dogs). Famed casting director Pam Dixon (City Slickers, The Green Lantern) will be back this year to mentor the winner for Best Actor. Roy Ashton, Head of the TV Literary and Packaging Department at The Gersh Agency will also be mentoring this year. Roy has been involved with some of the biggest shows on television such as Castle, Game of Thrones, Bluebloods, The Killing, Falling Skies, The Middle and Power. Winning films will also screen at the TCL Chinese Theatre during the HollyShorts Film Festival and will receive Dell Tablets and Dell Mobile Workstations.

Submission Details: SAG-AFTRA members can take advantage of a 20-percent discount on 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 the code SAGAFTRA2016 to utilize the 20-percent discount. For rules and guidelines go to

It's 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.


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