The 2019 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge begins now! The full assignment can be found below.

GENRE: Science-Fiction

The films entered into the 2019 film challenge must be in the genre of Sci-Fi. Some examples include: “Back To The Future” “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” “Super 8” “The Martian” “Inception” “Looper” “Men In Black”  “Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse” “Get Out”, “ET” “A Quiet Place” “Galaxy Quest” “Mom and Dad Save The World” “My Step Mother Is An Alien” “Coneheads” “Pi” “Children of Men” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”  “Paul” “Hut Tub Time Machine”  “Groundhogs Day” “Multiplicity” “Young Frankenstein” “Time Bandits” “Flubber” “Honey I Shrunk The Kids” “Spaceballs”  “Wild Wild West” ” “Idiocracy” “Downsizing” “Birdbox.”

STORY ELEMENTS: Filmmakers must incorporate at least two of these items in their films:

  • a phone
  • a book bag/satchel
  • a spoon
  • The number ‘100’ as a prop or in spoken dialogue


 Your film does not have to take place exclusively within the locations below, but the main action of the film must take place in at least one of these settings:

  • an apartment or house
  • a recreational area, such as a park
  • a backyard
  • a garage  
  • a lab

THEMES: Submitted films must utilize one of the themes below:

Theme Option 1: Exploring the Unknown

Do you find yourself suddenly in a situation where you’re exploring something new and different from anything you’ve ever known?  Is it scary… exciting… nerve-wracking… fun?  Are you forced into new situations that you’ve never encountered before? Who do you meet?  What could happen?  What do you hope to find?  Is it what you expected? This theme will examine the idea of exploring something that is different from what you know.

Theme Option 2: Changing History

What would happen if you were able to change history? The past, present or future? Would you do it?  Could you do it?  How would you do it?  Could you save history from being rewritten by someone else?  Is it a good thing or a bad thing?  What would the effects be?  This theme will explore what would or could happen if someone was able to change the course of history.

Theme Option 3: Learning from an unsuspecting teacher

Have you ever encountered someone who taught you something new?  Someone who you didn’t expect to learn from?  What would they teach you?  How would you be affected by what you learned?  Do they teach others or just you?  Do you teach others what you know?  This theme will explore what it means to be taught something by someone who you least expect to learn from.

DURATIONAll films must be between 3-5 minutes in length, not including the credits. If the addition of the credits puts the film over 5 minutes, that is acceptable, however films cannot exceed 6 minutes.

SUBMISSION DEADLINEAll entries must be uploaded  to FilmFreeway by 9 p.m. EST / 6 p.m. PST on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Winners will be announced on or before Thursday, May 9, 2019.