Cinema Touching Disability

Austin, Texas

Regular Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Late Deadline: Aug 04, 2017
Online Extended Deadline: Aug 18, 2017

Now in its fourteenth year, the Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival helps dispel misperceptions about disability by screening films that portray people with disabilities living full lives. Film entries should avoid stereotypical representations. Instead, the festival seeks imaginative, multifaceted portrayals of people with disabilities.

Submissions are welcomed from filmmakers at all levels, including professional, independent, student, and amateur. Filmmakers of any age may enter the competition.

Films may be entered in either the documentary or non-documentary division. Documentary films provide factual accounts of a disability or a person with a disability, while non-documentary entries are fictional. Non-documentary films  can be of any genre, including comedy, music video, animation, science fiction, horror, or silent film.  

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Call for entry posted March 27, 2017