The Rules2019-01-24T15:14:31+00:00

To be eligible for an award, you must follow the official rules. Here’s what you need to know:

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Length

Your film must be between three and five minutes, with up to an additional minute of credits.

Required materials/footage

At the beginning of the challenge weekend, the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge will post the competition genre/theme, along with a list of required props and/or locations, to the homepage. You will also receive a courtesy email, notifying you of the film challenge kickoff. You must include all the required components in your film. Teams are strongly encouraged to integrate story elements that acknowledge disability.

Originality

Your film must be entirely original and captured over the course of the contest weekend. No pre-recorded footage, including stock footage, may be used.

Crew

Your cast and crew must be volunteers. You are strongly encouraged to collaborate with at least one person with a physical or cognitive disability in one of the following roles:

Writer
Director
Producer
Actor
Title Cards

Before the finished film begins, the file must include a title card, which can be downloaded HERE.

Credits

End credits are limited to a maximum of 60 seconds and must conclude with the text “This film was made for the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge”.

Music

The music available in the following folders is cleared for royalty free use for the 2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge only.

If you use music from this folder, please include the following in your credits: Music by Stephen Charles Mann.

If you use music from this folder, please include the following in your credits: Music by Mike Barnett.

If you use music from this folder, please include the following in your credits: Music by Stephen Letnes.

For additional questions, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Technical Stuff

Films must be uploaded to Vimeo and a downloadable link to the film must be included in your FilmFreeway entry. All participants must sign the following forms and submit to info@disabilityfilmchallenge.

SAG-AFTRA Talent

If using SAGAFTRA performers, please complete and return the forms below.

Read/download the official rules document
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