Now Taking Entries

The Focus on Ability Film Festival is back for 2019 for what will be our biggest year ever. Entries close May 31, 2019 and as always, the theme is 'focus on the ability of people with disability.' We will be hosting many events around Australia and the world so be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page to keep up to date.

For more information please contact [email protected]


Search the Catalogue

Click the icon above to visit a page where you can search the entire film catalogue by keyword(s).



Use Filters on Catalogue

Click the icon above to visit a page where you can use various dropdown lists to filter the catalogue by competion year, entry category and origin country.



View Great Playlists

Click the icon above to visit view playlists of the best films chosen from all the films in the catalogue.



Keyword Cloud

Click the icon above to visit a page where you can view keyword clouds relating to themes in each of the films in the catalogue. It's a great way to get into the minds of the filmmakers.

The Focus Story

This festival asks film makers to 'Focus on the Ability' of people with a disability and tell a story on film for the world to view.

Films are judged by a professional judging panel and subject to an online voting process, with separate prizes for each category.

Meet the Team

The Focus on Ability film festival is involves a huge amount of effort from a large number of talented individuals. Meet some of those people here.

FOA Creator, Martin Wren
Martin WrenIn 2009, Martin 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.
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.

Focus Blog

Ambassador Paula Duncan's reflections, FOA - USA - 2018
It's always so exciting flying into the electrifying New York City that never sleeps. However, taking the Focus On Ability film festival to the United States, humbly established in the Western Suburbs ...

FOA18 LA Screening
The Writers Guild Theatre in Beverly Hills held a nearly 200-strong crowd for FOA's 2018 premiere in Los Angeles, the heart and soul of the international film industry. Organiser, Jess Orcsik, gathered ...

USA tour wrap up - NYC!
The theme Focus on Ability has resonated with filmmakers all over the world, not least of all in the United States, where 2018 saw us screening ten films at four events in New York City and Los Angeles. Over ...

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