Watch This! Film Festival is an equal screening space for you, me, and we!
Our mission is to create a space to celebrate films created by adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities in a collaborative environment. We welcome submissions from any and all filmmakers who wish to contribute their work to an event that is inclusive, creative, and one of a kind! Watch This! is an invitation for film makers and shakers to bridge the gap between artists of all abilities.

Our goal is to grow Watch This! into a festival that gives all filmmakers a platform to freely showcase their art. By opening up our submissions to filmmakers from all walks of life, we hope to strengthen the community of film making by creating an event that showcases films that are innovative, unique, and (at the end of the day) just really worth watchin'!

We encourage short film submissions from all genres. Big budget, low budget, no budget!

This isn't just a film festival for adults with disabilities. It's a film festival for the seasoned creators, the kids with camcorders, and the why-not-make-a-movie-ers.

Watch This! is a festival for everyone.

​Watch This! Film Fest is curated by The Art Department and Bomb Diggity Arts: collaborative art programs dedicated to the creative growth and community inclusion of artists with intellectual disabilities.

Please note that WATCH THIS does not offer awards. Our 1 night screening event is a celebration of creative work and community.
Please submit your work if you are excited about the idea of supporting our mission.

- All Short Films must be no longer than 15 minutes in length.
- Releases for music and talent must be obtained by the filmmaker. Watch This! Film Festival is not liable for copyright infringement or unauthorized use.
-We strongly encourage submissions from filmmakers with disabilities to ensure that Watch This! Film Festival acts as an opportunity to be fully involved and integrated in film culture.
-PLEASE NOTE: Any submission fees collected will go directly toward the event itself, and act as fundraising collections for THE ART DEPARTMENT and BOMB DIGGITY ARTS.

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  • Peggy Lane ORourke

    Really wonderful communication. I wasn’t able to attend due to work commitments, but very happy to have been included in this festival. Thank you so much.

    October 2019