Focus On Ability Film Awards
This year the Focus On Ability Film Awards reached 109 countries!
The theme for the competition asks film makers to "Focus on the Ability" of people with a disability. Films must be under five minutes in duration and there are two categories: the School's competition, which is open to all Australian High schools, and the Open Entrant category, which is for people of all ages and open to everyone.
Some big names in the Australian film scene formed the judging panel, including John Orcsik, David Cameron and Lisa Shaunessy. These judges decided the best film in both the High School and Open Entrant Category with a $17,500 appliance package for the winning High School and a trip for 2 to Hawaii courtesy of Hawaiian airlines up for grabs for the winning Open Entrant.
"Focus on Ability" competition ambassador Paula Duncan AM is thrilled to be part of this year's competition. "There is nothing more wonderful than fulfilling someone's life through the screen. Take in the lives of those that you know who have a disability and bring that life to the screen".