Film Festival 2020 - Our 10 day film challenge! Register your interest to participate today!

Film Festival 2020

Fantastic experiential prizes to be won!

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.

The finalists' films will be shown to our membership which includes organisations such as Sainsbury’s, KPMG, BBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, ITV, BT, Shell, GlaxoSmithKline plus many more! 

All entrants will have the chance to win an array of fantastic prizes if they can answer our question on disability and identity using their film.

Register your interest today by filling out this form here (the link is to a Google form).

We will release the official challenge theme via email on Friday 20 March 2020, with 10 days to create the film and submit by the deadline of Monday 30 March 2020.

The closing date for registration is Thursday 19 March 2020. 

Your entry will be judged by a panel of leaders from the world of TV, film and disability.

Check out the highlights and fantastic entries from last year's film festival in the video below:

Last year's prizes included:

  • Up to 3 days work experience with film production company; 1stAveMachine - find out more about 1stAveMachine here!; one week work experience opportunity with Flare Studio; Amazon echo dots; Amazon Firesticks; Amazon vouchers; GoPro HERO (2018) Action Camera; Aurora HD Camera Drone

The winning films will be screened at our Film Festival in June 2020.  All films will be audio described and captioned for a fully accessible viewing experience.

Following the screening you will have the opportunity to meet and network with our membership, HR, Diversity and Inclusion managers from companies such as Barclays, Lloyds, Microsoft, Google, Loreal, Microlink, Fujitsu and more over canapés, beverages and popcorn!

See last year's winning films here!

You can submit your entry as an individual or as a team of up to three members it’s up to you! Create your film with your phone, laptop, point and shoot camera or DSLR camera, the choice is yours!

Requirements:

  • All teams should be up to three members and all teams need to have a spokesperson/director.
  • Film length: 5-7 mins.
  • Format: .AVI, .MP4 or .WMV.
  • We need to receive all entries via WeTransfer.

Remember your work will be played on the big screen so make sure you record in a high enough quality.

Don’t forget to save all your work as we may come back to you with questions.

  • Genre? Your film can be fiction, non-fiction, animation, documentary, drama, experimental, or artistic etc. – there is no genre restriction.
  • Who can participate? We welcome films from students and graduates. We particularly welcome films featuring cast or crew with disabilities, but this is not a requirement for entry.

If you would like to register for our next Film Festival Challenge, please click here (where you can register your interest on the Google form).

If you have any questions, please contact us at events@businessdisabilityforum.org.uk

To ensure you receive all information and updates about the Film Festival please add our email media@businessdisabilityforum.org.uk to your whitelist contacts.

Special thanks to Able Magazine, disability media partner for the Business Disability Forum Film Festival 2020.

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