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Focus On Ability Short Film Festival

This International film festival promotes the ability of people with disability through the medium of film with over $150,000 in cash and prizes.

For the 10th consecutive year NOVA Employment presents the Focus on Ability Short Film Festival. This festival asks film makers to 'Focus on the Ability' of people with a disability and tell a story on film for the world to view. The 10th festival is set to be the biggest yet, and our generous sponsors have donated over $150,000 worth of cash and prizes to encourage film makers and people with disability to tell their stories.

In 2009, CEO of NOVA Employment Martin Wren began the festival with a belief in the ability of people with disability, and the goal of bringing that belief to the world through the medium of film. Martin recognised the power of film to challenge people's fixed beliefs and perceptions about the lives and abilities of people with disability around the world.

NOVA, together with Paula Duncan, known for both her success in the Australian film and television industry and passion for supporting people with disability, have worked tirelessly to bring this festival to the world.

The Focus on Ability Film Festival is for people of all talent levels with many first time film makers taking out major prizes.


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