Your film must be between three and five minutes, with up to an additional minute of credits.
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.
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.
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:
Before the finished film begins, the file must include a title card, which can be downloaded HERE.
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”.
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.