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Date(s) - 06/29/19
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Monteabaro Hall, Howard Community College

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Sprout Films returns to the Columbia Festival of the Arts for an evening of poignant, beautiful, humorous and thought provoking short films featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Sprout Flim Festival showcases films related to the field of developmental disabilities, fulfilling its mission to make the invisible visible.Ten (10) films will be featured. Post-screening Q&A with Sprout Founder and Executive Director, Anthony Di Salvo.


Since its founding in 1979, Sprout has provided a year-round travel program of vacations as well as a year-round program of day and evening cultural, social and art-related activities in New York City for people with developmental disabilities. Since 1995, Sprout has run an annual weekend-long music and arts festival for an average of 225 people with developmental disabilities complete with live bands, video screenings, interactive art projects, carnival games, and other entertainment.


In 1994 Sprout created thier Make-A-Movie Program which uses people with developmental disabilities in all the major acting roles. In 2003 they founded the annual Sprout Film Festival to showcase film and video related to the field of developmental disabilities, made in the United States and abroad. We are very proud to incorporate Sprout Film Festival as part of the Columbia Film Festival!  Buy a Columbia Film Festival PLATINUM All Film Pass ($55) for the entire three (3) days, June 27-29, 2019. A SATURDAY ALL ACCESS DAY PASS is available for $35, unlimited films and events on Saturday, June 29th.

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