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Schooling Us

With the 2017 deadline fast approaching, it seems like a good time to take another look at last year's winners and, in particular, two entrants from the schools' section. Every year, scores of schools from Australia and New Zealand activate their media classes, scour lost property for costumes, call on resources from across their communities, and turn their...
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FOCUS ON ABILITY | A Short Film Competition to Raise Awareness of People who have a Disability

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As part of our ongoing promotion of people with disABILITY, every year we showcase selected entries across Australian national television. This video features 5 Australian documentaries. Being on television is just one of 100's of reasons you should enter the 2017 Focus on Ability Short Film Festival. Here is episode 5 that aired in 2016.
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10 days to submit your entry and share in over $140,000 in cash and prizes. I've seen amazing films made in 48 hours, so you still have time. Remember it is not all about expensive equipment, last years major prize winner was shot on an iPhone. Full details available at

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Adrian Jeffs
Suzy Tito Rose
Collen Magobeya
As part of our ongoing promotion of people with disABILITY, every year we showcase selected entries across Australian national television. This video features 5 Australian short films. Being on television is just one of 100's of reasons you should enter the 2017 Focus on Ability Short Film Festival. Here is episode 4 that aired in 2016.

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Karen Hale
Karyn Brown
A great new blog is up on our website.

Disabled character or a character who has disability?
Every good character in film is written with challenges they must accommodate or overcome. Their inabilities are as important as their capabilities in order to create dynamic, engaging story arcs. The thing is, as important as these weaknesses are to the story, these characters are rarely defined by...
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Disability Blog

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As part of our ongoing promotion of people with disABILITY, every year we showcase selected entries across Australian national television. This video features films from Poland, Sri Lanka, USA and Kenya. Being on television is just one of 100's of reasons you should enter the 2017 Focus on Ability Short Film Festival. Here is episode 3 that aired in 2016.
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Last post, I mentioned the New Zealand film Silence, one of the 2016 school entrant winners. It's an excellent piece of purist cinema that has a lot going on in its 5 minutes, so let’s take a closer look at it. Film-maker Richard Townsend tells the story of a young deaf man played by Jack Sutton and the film is notable for its use (and...
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Disability Blog

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46 days until entries close for 2017. We are very excited to see what you are putting together. The Focus on Ability Short Film Festival is at work around the globe, including our team in Malawi!
46 days until entries close for 2017 We are very excited to
The official 2017 Sponsors Launch was an exciting chance for us to kick off the festival season. This festival wouldn't be where it is today without the continued support of our generous sponsors, we thank them all. For full festival details please head to
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Below is a great film opportunity for people with disability in Western Sydney, the best part, once you've made your film you can enter it into the Focus on Ability Short Film Festival

The Five Feisty and Fabulous Film Project offers filmmakers who identify as living with disability the opportunity to undertake a digital film workshop program. This funded project will provide five...
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Below is a great film opportunity for people with disability in Western
As part of our ongoing promotion of people with disABILITY, every year we showcase selected entries across Australian national television. This year we featured over 70 films and docos from our 2016 festival as part of our Aurora Channel broadcast, spread across 16 episodes. Just one of 100's of reasons you should enter the 2017 Focus on Ability Short Film Festival. Here is episode 2 that...
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Arahni Sont
Time to hear from the 2016 Australian Open entrant short film winner Mohamad Mustapha about his victory, making his film on an iPhone and his trip to LA. Plus see his excellent film Swish. For your chance to share in over $140,000 in cash and prizes simply make a less than 5 minute film or doco with a disability/ability theme and have your entry in by June 30. Visit for all the details....
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Rayyan R Roslan
Cory Bedggood Asovale
As part of our ongoing promotion of people with disABILITY, every year we showcase selected entries across Australian national television. This year we featured over 70 films and docos from our 2016 festival as part of our Aurora Channel broadcast, spread across 16 episodes. Just one of 100's of reasons you should enter the 2017 Focus on Ability Short Film Festival. Here is episode 1 that...
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The 2016 Focus on Ability Short Film Festival best International actor winner was David Harrell from the USA. Here he tells everyone why they should enter this festival and how it can change your life. David won this prize courtesy of Silkari Suites at Chatswood. Entries are now open for the 2017 festival. Simply make a <5 min short film or documentary about people with disability and get your entry in by June 30, 2017. International winners will receive a trip to Australia! Full details at

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Musumba Allen
Jan Mansfield La Boone
Kelton Pullen Morales
The 2016 Focus on Ability Short Film Festival International Best Film winner Okuyo Joel Atiku Prynce from Uganda. Here he tells everyone why they should enter this festival and how it can change your life. Entries are now open for the 2017 festival, simply make a <5 min short film or documentary about people with disability and get your entry in by June 30, 2017. Best International film winner will receive a trip to Australia! Full details at

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Alioni Rackon
John Kasirye
Sseruwagi Bernard
Want to make a short film or documentary that could be seen all over the world, aired on National TV – AND, put you in the draw for over $140,000 worth of cash and prizes!

The NOVA Employment Focus on Ability Short Film Festival is back for 2017 and is now taking entries.

To enter, simply make a short film or doco focussing on the ability of a person with a disability.

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Luke David
Melissa Costin
Brian Jah
With the 2017 Focus on Ability Short Film Festival now taking submissions, it is time to take a look back at some of the amazing entries from 2016. Please feel free to share and comment on this wonderful documentary from Cara - I am Liam.
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Cara
Cara
With the 2017 Focus on Ability Short Film Festival now taking submissions, it is time to take a look back at some of the amazing entries from 2016. Please feel free to share and comment on this wonderful short film from USA's David Harrell who also took out the Best International Actor prize. David will be in Sydney this month training at Tafta as part of his prize. Here is his film Lefty &...
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Karen Dunick
Dionne Gumbo Thandekile
With the 2017 Focus on Ability Short Film Festival now taking submissions, it is time to take a look back at some of the amazing entries from 2016. Please feel free to share and comment on this wonderful short film from UK's Oliver Efesopoulos.

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Arahni Sont
Umy Webtv
Shepherd Cha'abata
Krissy Lewis