57 million Americans live with a disability, making it the largest minority population today. Yet far too often,their important and varied stories go untold. People with disabilities are the most underrepresented population across entertainment and media, with very few opportunities afforded in front of or behind the camera.Celebrating its sixth anniversary, the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge gives filmmakers—with and without disabilities—the opportunity to collaborate and tell unique stories that showcase disability in its many forms. Each year, aspiring storytellers receive a prompt to complete a short film over a single weekend. The Film Challenge serves as the world’s preeminent film competition with a purpose of expanding the conversation on disability in entertainment.
Now and through April 7, 2019
Easterseals Southern California, a nonprofit organization providing disability services, is proud to announce its partnership with Sundance Institute. As an Allied Partner, Easterseals will host “Abilities Unlimited: The Real ‘D’ in Diversity” at the Sundance Film Festival, a panel that calls attention to the need for persons with disabilities to be included in diversity and inclusion conversations within the film industry. Additionally, Easterseals is working with Sundance Institute to be the go-to resource for filmmakers and actors with disabilities, helping to make the annual Festival more inclusive and accessible.
Saturday, January 25 and forward.