The Sprout Film Festival was founded in 2003 and is programmed and supported by Sprout, a New York City based non-profit organization dedicated to bringing innovative programming to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
According to Anthony DiSalvo, Executive Director of Sprout, “This unique event, which focuses exclusively on films that celebrate the diverse lives and creativity of people with I/DD, strives to challenge assumptions and breakdown stereotypes. By introducing powerful, thought-provoking films from around the world to new and ever-more inclusive audiences, we hope to promote greater acceptance, celebrate difference and light the spark to help make the invisible, visible.”
Call for Submissions
The Sprout Film Festival Call for Submissions is now open. For details on submitting a film for consideration, please visit the festival website at www.sproutfilmfestival.org
Comcast partners with The Arc & Sprout Film Festival
Through the end of November, Comcast is including 12 films from The Arc & Sprout Film Festival free On Demand for all Comcast/Xfinity subscribers. Please note, only Comcast/Xfinity subscribers can access these films.
To view via Television: go to On Demand, click into the Specials folder and then click into the folder labeled Disability Awareness. At the top of that page click on the folder labeled Sprout Film Festival.
Arc & Sprout Film Festivals will be taking place around the country throughout November
November 7: Nashville, TN – The Arc Davidson County and Greater Nashville
November 10: Winchester, VA – The Arc of Northern Shenandoah Valley
November 13: Belcamp, MD – The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region
For more information or to connect with the Sprout community visit the Sprout Film Festival Facebook page.