The Sprout Film Festival’s mission is to inspire audiences, promote inclusion and support transformative filmmaking as an integral part of social change. This unique event, which focuses exclusively on films that celebrate the diverse lives and creativity of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), strives to challenge assumptions and breakdown stereotypes. By introducing powerful, thought-provoking films from around the world to new and ever-more inclusive audiences, we hope to promote greater acceptance, celebrate difference and light the spark to help make the invisible, visible.
The Sprout Film Festival was founded in 2003 and is programmed and supported by Sprout, a New York City based non-profit organization dedicated to bringing innovative programming to individuals with I/DD.
The success of the Sprout Film Festival gave rise to the Sprout Touring Film Festival that travels the country to inspire people from every walk of life. Audiences will have the unique chance to view these wonderful and thought-provoking films here in Jamestown, NY on September 29 at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts! Please check back often to learn more.