A new genre of film festival focusing on an often-overlooked demographic has emerged in recent years: films made by and for neurodivergent individuals.
The Neurodivergent Film Festival (NDFF) is currently open for submissions until March 15, 2021. The festival, which will occur on May 15, 2021, was created with the idea that neurodivergent people should be telling their own stories. Neurodivergent, as defined by the NDFF, refers to a “brain that diverges.” This can mean, for example, anyone with autism, ADHD, epilepsy, and cerebral palsy, just to name a few.
NDFF is looking for submissions for their festival.
- be directed by a neurodivergent individual,
- cannot exceed 30 minutes,
- have English subtitles.
Submissions can be in any style, medium, or genre, and there is no limitation on the age of the film.
NDFF requests that submissions be a high-resolution 1080p digital file via Google Drive. Submissions close March 15th, 2021. For further information, view the full submission guidelines at their festhome page.