John Lawson’s film “Whitney’s Wedding” earned the 2017 “Best Actress Award,” starring Jamie Brewer. This comedic love story has gone on to win “Best Film Award” at the Focus on Ability Film Festival in Sydney, Australia. John Lawson's film from last year was also nominated for 2 Telly awards.
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Shanalya Palmer’s film Jordan’s Cake was a finalist for Best Awareness Campaign in the 2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge. Shanalya went on to create a web series, Oh Jordan, based on her original film, and won a Bronze award at the 40th Telly Awards alongside big name winners, such as The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Late Show with [...]
Jenna Kanell won the 2015 Film Challenge’s “Best Film Award” for a film inspired by her brother who lives with Autism. “Bumblebees” has since played at more than 80 film festivals around the world, and was a “Judges’ Choice Winner” at the Focus on Ability Festival in Sydney, Australia. Jenna developed a popular TED talk [...]
Dear Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Participants, Out of an abundance of care for our community and to do our part in helping to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, we are postponing this year’s Easterseals Disability Film Challenge. We’ll announce a new date once we determine when we can safely come together. Know that Easterseals [...]
Easterseals Southern California Collaborates with Sundance Institute to Increase Visibility and Accessibility for the Disability Communityadmin2019-02-06T11:39:48-08:00
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 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 [...]