Screening Events

We've got so many wonderful films in the 2023 Focus on Ability Short Film Festival; showcasing some incredible talent! We are so excited to be hosting screenings around Australia, and we would love to have you join us.

Thanks to our generous sponsor NOVA Employment, these are free events with a complimentary lunch, but seats are limited so you must RSVP ASAP via email [email protected] or call 0439 614 568 for full details and to secure your spot.

Remaining Events
September 14 - Sydney (Liverpool Catholic Club) 10.30am-1pm
September 19 - Launceston (Launceston Conference Centre) 10.30am-12.30pm
September 21 - Canberra (National Museum of Australia) 10.30am-12.30pm

Meet the Team

FOA Creator, Martin Wren
Martin WrenIn 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.

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

Creative Director, Ryan Goodwin
Ryan GoodwinRyan Goodwin studied as a journalist and has used his curiosity and ability to talk to people to encourage film makers from all walks of life to tell their story via the medium of film.