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The Disabilities Film Challenge: Registration Open Through March 27, 2023

The 2023 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge is “Celebrating a decade of leadership advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion in the entertainment industry.” The Challenge competition will be held from March 28 to April 2, 2023, with the awards ceremony scheduled for May 4th at Sony Pictures Studio in California. During the five-day Challenge, participants write and produce short films “based on the year’s announced genre, which promotes disability inclusion.” Awards will be given to the “best” in six categories: film, director, actor, writer, editor, and awareness campaign. The 10th Anniversary Easterseals Disability Film Challenge builds on the progress made in previous years. Founder Nic Novicki, an actor, comedian, producer, and disability advocate, explains that “’As the entertainment industry strives to build a more diverse and inclusive workplace, we must keep disability in the conversation…We are proud of the amazing films produced over the past 10 years—viewed around the world—and the successes our participants have gone on to achieve.’” Previous winners and participants have achieved success within the industry, securing roles and directing segments of numerous films and television shows. For more details, read the Easterseals Southern California press release entitled “Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Celebrates 10 Years.” To register now through March 27, 2023, visit the Disability Film Challenge website here.