Business Disability Forum’s popular film competition and festival are back for another year and open for registration – and we are proud to announce that Able Magazine will be supporting the event as disability media partner.

The festival showcases the talent of budding young filmmakers through the screening of short films that challenge assumptions and show thought-provoking perspectives on disability.

Anyone over the age of 18, who is in full-time or part-time education, can register to submit a film. Entries can be from an individual or a team. Winning and shortlisted entries will be screened at the festival in June 2020 in front of an audience of leading employers such as, KPMG, Sainsbury’s, BBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Amazon and Microsoft. Past prizes have included work experience with film production companies and equipment.

The theme for this year’s challenge will be announced on 22 March 2020. Filmmakers will then have just 10 days (until 2 April) to make and submit a short film on the topic. All entries will be judged by a panel of leaders from the world of TV, film, and disability.
Over the years, the competition and festival have acted as a launch pad to greater success within the film industry for many of its finalists. The 2018 winning entry, created by Miguel Ramos and Bettina Toth, won the ‘Educational Film’ award at the Picture This…Film Festival in Canada, earlier this year.

The 2019 Film Festival was won by two University of Wolverhampton students, Samuel Ash and William Horsefield (also known as Team Wolfpack). The duo won the competition with their entry ‘Same Difference’; a film exploring Samuel and William’s differing and shared experiences of deafness.

You can watch past entries and find information about the competition and registration, at: