Here are some key features of Picture this... film festival:
"The Ability Media International (AMI) Awards recognise and celebrate artistic excellence that promotes a more inclusive world. The awards are run by Leonard Cheshire Disability and supported by a creative board of leading arts and media professionals."
To find out more about AMI Awards please their site.
Started in 2001, Picture this...film festival is both a competitive and exhibition festival.
The festival features films that are about disability and/or films on any subject that were produced, directed and/or written by people with disabilities.
Films are entered into one of five genres; animation, documentary, drama, education or performance. Films may also be in time sub-catagories e.g., drama 10 - 30 minutes.
Films may be of any length.
We want everyone to participate in this event and feel they have been entertained, learned something new or have a greater understanding of disability around the world.
Picture this...film festival operates beyond the annual event through Picture this...on the road series of mini-festivals and themed programmes.
The Picture this...film festival is an initiative of the Calgary SCOPE Society, which is a registered Non-Profit Society. Charitable Status #11882 4135RR0001
In Submit a film - FAQ you can find out more about us and also how to submit a film.
About our new logo
In anticipation of the tenth annual Picture this... film festival in 2011, it was decided that both the PTFF logo and website receive a facelift. A local graphic designer stepped forward to volunteer his services. What you see above is the result of his efforts. What you may not know are the story and motivation behind his design.
Here now is Peter Tombrowski of simplersearch.ca with his story.
“After serving as juror for PTFF, I volunteered to design a new look for their logo and website. The task at hand was both daunting and exhilarating. I knew that the new logo would set the tone for the rest of the design, hence, I started with the logo’s design.
In the beginning, I established three guiding principles to help me, gleaned from my previous experience with the festival. First, do not fall into stereotypes. Second, represent disability as part of a community. And third, present a relationship between the screen and the real world.
After many sketches, I realized the answer lay in the way film reflects back to us the nature of our human condition. We have the opportunity to see ourselves when we allow what is on the screen to affect us. Once affected, we - and the world around us - may not be the same again.
The design required two distinct parts: one part represents the filmmaker’s point-of-view on the subject of disability. The second part represents disability in the community (as well as the audience). Both parts are a reflection of each other. You will notice that the figures in black are in mirror symmetry of each other.
The words “Picture this...” fell into place naturally within these two parts and gave the design clarity. As I perceive it, the logo represents the purpose of the festival: to bring different perspectives about disability into our communities through film.”