How to enter the Together! Disability Film Festival

Official Selection Together! 2019 Disability Film FestivalEntries are now closed for the Together! 2019 Disability Film Festival, which takes place from 6-8 December at the Old Town Hall Stratford. We screen films by Deaf/Disabled filmmakers on a wide range of topics, and films by any filmmaker that have a strong central Deaf or Disabled character. Click here for more information about the Festival, and see below about how to enter your film. NB: the majority of films that we select will have been completed in 2018 or 2019.graphic of a wheelchair user holding a camcorder

This year for the first time we are introducing Awards for Best First Film, Best Animation, Best Dance Film, Best Drama, Best Documentary, Best Film in a Language other than English, Best Accessible Film and Lifetime Achievement.

To enter you need to email the following to

  1. A link to your film or a trailer, or a description of your film if it is not yet complete.
  2. Details in the following format:
  • Name of film.
  • Name of filmmaker.
  • Country of origin.
  • Date of completion.
  • Length in minutes and seconds.
  • Premiere status (e.g. UK, London, European, International).
  •  2/3 sentences of description.
  • Main language.
  • Access status (are there audio-described, captioned and/or BSL-interpreted versions available?)
  • URL for any publicly available online version or sales link.

3. Still(s) for publicity.
4. Any other information you have available (media releases etc).

For the second year we will be implementing the ‘F’ rating system when we publish our final programme – one ‘F’ each for a Female (self-defined) writer, director central character(s) or focus. We also use our own ‘D’ rating system – one D each for a Deaf/Disabled (self-defined) writer, director, central character(s) or focus. We look forward to Film Festivals worldwide taking this system up with the same enthusiasm that they have greeted the ‘F’ system. If your entry is successful, we will be asking you to F and D rate your film too.

If your film is selected, this information will be used in the programme as below.

Hear Me Out. Jason Boberg. New Zealand. 2018. 3:26. European Premiere. Mojo Mathers, Aotearoa’s first deaf MP, has one last chance to open the door for people with disabilities to fully participate in democracy. Democracy isn’t always democratic, and even the best governments struggle to be truly inclusive. Mojo Mathers knows from what it is to have to fight to enjoy the rights most people take for granted. With her Bill before parliament, Mojo must continue to fight in order to ensure a political future of equal representation for New Zealanders with disabilities. In English, with English captions and audio-description. Available to watch free online at: FF D

For further examples, see the 2018 Programme here.