Business Disability Forum's 7 day film challenge supported by Barclays

Entrants have submitted their films to win a work placement with a film production company and other fantastic experiential prizes and the winners have been announced!

Business Disability Forum’s Film Festival, supported by Barclays is one of our annual flagship events, our film festival screens a wide-ranging programme of films with disability-related perspectives, challenging assumptions and attitudes and opening eyes to the reality of living with a disability.

We are a not-for-profit membership organisation that makes it easier and more rewarding to do business with and employ disabled people. Our members employ almost 20% of the UK workforce and, together, we seek to remove the barriers between public and private organisations and disabled people.

All entrants had the chance to win a work placement with a film production company plus much more if they could answer our question about disability, travel and career progression.

We released the official question via email on Tuesday 27 March 2018 with 7 days to create the film and submit by Tuesday 3 April 2018.

The winner was:

  • ‘Diversity against Adversity’ from Manchester Film School with their film ‘Kenny Rei and the Spicy Ladies’.

Runner up:

  • ‘Wolf Pack’ from the University of Wolverhampton with their film ‘Barrier’.

Third place:

  • Edgar Scukins from the Manchester School of Art with his film ‘Mike’.

 The entries were judged by a panel of leaders from the world of TV, Film and disability. 


Our 1st place winning team won:

  • A full day’s work placement/training session with video production company 90 Seconds, introducing you to the world of professional freelance video, with personal insight on how to succeed in this industry. 
  • 90 seconds will also support you in creating your profile, that will be on boarded to their job platform. Within 12 months they guarantee that you will be offered at least one piece of paid employment. Find out more about 90 Seconds here!

Our other prizes include:

The winning films were screened - read more here