2024 Screenings


Join us at the 2024 Focus On Ability New Zealand Screening Event, where we celebrate the remarkable talents and stories of individuals with disability. Prepare to be inspired and uplifted by the captivating short films and documentaries showcasing the incredible achievements of our community. Come and experience the power of perseverance, creativity, and resilience. Your presence will make this event truly unforgettable!

WHEN: Wednesday 27 March, 2024
TIME: 10.30am - 1pm
Please arrive in time for a 10.30am start
WHERE: Rydges Auckland - Hobson Room
59 Federal St, Auckland CBD
DRESS: Smart/Casual
RSVP: 19 March via QR Code or CLICK HERE
(All guests are required to register)

This is a free event but registration is essential. Please pass on this link to all of your attendees. A complimentary lunch is served at 12.30pm.

We will be playing all of the New Zealand based entries from 2023. And we have some awards to give away :)

Looking forward to meeting you all on the day. Any questions about the event please do not hesitate to contact us on [email protected]

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.