2012 Short Film Competition

September 29, 2012, Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, Austin, TX.

October 5-6, 2012, Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar, Austin, TX.

Emerging Division

Colin (Jamie Beddard) in Wheels
Under the shade of trees, a man sits back in his wheelchair, crossing his ankles and arms, with an unamused expression on his face.

1st Place & Audience FavoriteWheels (dir. David Begg)
Wheels tells the poignant but humorous story of physically disabled Colin as he embarks on a journey through the parks and streets of his north London neighbourhood. Pushing his own empty wheelchair, Colin navigates the many obstacles in his way and it soon becomes clear that this is not just a casual stroll. Colin has a definite purpose... View & learn more about Wheels

2nd PlaceTrack by Track (dir. Anna Moot-Levin)
Track by Track follows the story of Kendall Collins, an 18-year-old sketch artist with autism who is on the brink of adulthood. As he prepares for college and promotes his artwork, he must learn to navigate the practicalities of everyday life. Kendall struggles with the tension between the sanctuary of his sketched world and an unknown future in the world of adults. But using his passion for trains and art, he begins to lay tracks for the journey ahead. View & learn more about Track by Track

3rd PlaceRipped (dir. Natalie Stone)
Ripped is a short documentary about the life and dance career of Kris Lenzo, former international wheelchair athlete turned dancer, father, husband, and double amputee. This filmmaker's goal is to promote the empowerment of people with disabilities and remove the misplaced fear and apprehension that cloaks this diverse, vocal, and capable community. View Ripped

Finalist: London is at the North Pole

Finalist: Open Your Eyes


FinalistCrooked Beauty


FinalistAll for Claire

FinalistThe Shape of Things

FinalistHearing Test

Scholastic Division

1st Place: Independence in Sight (dir. Lauren Lindberg)
Independence in Sight follows the lives of 6 blind youth as they seek to live independently at that Hatlen School for the blind. View Independence in Sight

2nd Place: Don't Worry, I Can Handle It (dir. Dan Guilbeault)
This uplifting and funny documentary is a first hand account of Dan Guilbeault's struggles and acceptance of blindness and childhood cancer. View and learn more about Don't Worry, I Can Handle It

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