ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Initiated at JCC Manhattan in 2007, the festival presents award-winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. In 2014, JCC Manhattan collaborated with the Cincinnati-based agency Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled (LADD, Inc.), to operate the National program of the film festival, bringing the festival to communities throughout the U.S.
PLEASE NOTE: Films accepted for ReelAbilities: New York will be made available to the ReelAbilities National program, allowing partner cities throughout the US and Canada to select those films for their festivals.
Rules & Terms
ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival is now accepting submission for its 10th edition, to take place in multiple locations throughout the NY metropolitan area in March 2018.
We are looking for films by and about people with disabilities that explore, discuss and celebrate the diversity of the shared human experience.
Films that have been (or plan to be) widely/commercially released in NY prior to March 2018 are not eligible for submission.
Screeners sent as links should be available through March 2018.
By submitting your film you are acknowledging that: 1. To the best of your knowledge, all of your statements below are accurate. 2. You are duly authorized, on your behalf and on the behalf of any person or entity that has ownership rights in the work, to submit it to the Festival and you represent that this submission is not in violation of any law nor violates any right of said person or entity. 3. You hold ReelAbilities Film Festival, its officers, as well as any of its fiscal sponsors and affiliated entities, harmless from any damage to, or loss of, any materials submitted by you, whether that damage occurs en route to or from the Festival or during the course of the Festival's possession of said materials.