Festival Unstoppable


Slamdance Unstoppable is a showcase of films made by filmmakers with visible and non-visible disabilities. Programmed exclusively by disabled artists, Slamdance Unstoppable aims to eliminate the prejudices and gate-keeping that have historically kept disabled filmmakers from being represented in the entertainment industry.

Slamdance Unstoppable began with a letter to Slamdance Co-Founder Peter Baxter from filmmaker and disability awareness advocate Juliet Romeo. She said that a program for and by disabled filmmakers at Slamdance was not only important, but necessary.

She was right.

Slamdance Unstoppable is the result of that letter. In a relatively short time, films selected through Slamdance Unstoppable have become an integral part of Slamdance’s festival DNA. Beginning with a showcase of short films at the 2021 Slamdance Film Festival, the program has since grown to include feature films.

And that’s only the beginning. As Newton said, an object in motion stays in motion…and Slamdance Unstoppable isn’t stopping anytime soon.

If you would like to donate in support of Slamdance, here is the link: Donate to Slamdance.

For additional questions, contact our Slamdance Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility@slamdance.com.

“Makayla’s Voice” 2024 Unstoppable Honorable Mention