Neurodivergent Film Festival Call for Submission

Logo for Neurodivergent Film Festival
The Neurodivergent Film Festival is open to submissions until march 15, 2021.

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.

Films must:

  • 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.

About :

Rachel Juillerat is currently earning her Master’s in Publishing and Writing at Emerson College. She teaches Introduction to College Writing and Research Writing at Emerson through the Writing Studies program. She has been published at Penmen Review and Cupid’s Pulse. Rachel’s interests include reading, vegetarian recipes, digital drawing, and Dungeons and Dragons. She lives in Quincy with her roommate, her black cat, and an abundance of house plants.