Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Finalists


AMC Castleton Square Theater 11 Sat, Oct 13, 2018 10:15 AM


This year's slate of special presentations include sneak previews of upcoming Hollywood award contenders, intimate documentaries and short films from the 2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge.

The Easterseals Disability Film Challenge celebrated its fifth year of giving filmmakers–with and without disabilities–the opportunity to collaborate and tell unique stories that showcase disability in its many forms. The film challenge is a weekend-long filmmaking contest, open to all, that provides a platform for new voices in the entertainment industry. Each year, aspiring storytellers are prompted to creatively write, produce and complete a short film in only 55 hours. We hope you enjoy these 14 finalists from the 2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge! Founder & Director Nic Novicki will be in attendance for this Finalist showcase and will lead an in-depth Q&A following the films.

Talent Scheduled to Attend

Nic Novicki, Founder & Director of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge

2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Finalist Films

Best Enemies - A 15-year-old girl with disabilities is forced to work with her bully and discover that they have more in common than they thought.
Check Mate - A woman looking for a new roommate gets more than she expects when two people show up to try and vie for the spot.
Committed - When Calvin announces that he’s proposing to Leesa...and then they’re moving to the suburbs, Rebecca enlists Dennis  help to sabotage the proposal and keep their friends around for good.
Visibility - A dynamic disabled duo hatches a bird-brained scheme to supplement their income.
Ain’t Woke - A buddy comedy about two mismatched female hitmen who find common ground when they’re faced with a hostage who tries to ally himself as a supporter of the #TimesUp movement.
Hit On - It started off as a normal day in Venice Beach. The day takes a radical turn when a young man gets hit on by a beautiful woman.
Woody’s Beans - A self-conscious commercial actor refuses to say a compromising line while the passionate director insists he go through with it.
Limited Space - When a close friend achieves great success, Emmitt must cope with his anxiety, fueled by insecurities and jealousy.
Rivals or Friends - Cassandra and Isabel, two models and influencers, were competing and tried to one-up the other. A photoshoot brought the two together, Cassandra fell out of her wheelchair, and they realized they should not be competing and instead support and empower one another.
The #1 Fan - Scooby, a man with Down syndrome, is the high school football team’s good luck charm. He has to find a way to overcome his bully of a boss to get to the big game.
Footloose - An Army amputee and an actress with spina bifida redefine the meaning of disability.
Gia and Dragon - A single dad struggles to explain to his special needs daughter, who has never walked, the difficulties of her birthday wish to fly like a dragon. If you trust your heart and dream, love will lift you up.
Jordan’s Cake - Jordan is on the autism spectrum and struggles to communicate his wants and needs to others. When his family finds themselves in financial straights, Jordan finds a way to make them understand how chocolate cake is the answer to their problems.
Uncommon Ground - Sometimes, like Sophia, we search the world for people with whom we share a common ground. And then we discover it’s a world filled with differences where we learn and grow the most.

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