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!

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.

Entries are now being judged by a panel of leaders from the world of TV, Film and disability. 

Our finalist teams are:

    • ‘Wolf Pack’ from the University of Wolverhampton with their film ‘Barrier’.
    • Edgar Scukins from the Manchester School of Art with his film ‘Mike’.
    • ‘Diversity against Adversity’ from Manchester Film School with their film ‘Kenny Rei and the Spicy Ladies’.


Our 1st place winning team or individual will win:

  • 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 prize bundle keeps being added to so watch this space!

The winning films will be screened at our Film Festival on 20 June 2018 @ KMPG Canary Wharf! The top three finalists will also be invited to the see their films screened at our annual Film Festival on 20 June 2018 hosted by KPMG and supported by Barclays. 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, Fujitstu and more over canapés, beverages and popcorn!

See last year's winning films here!

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