The Sprout Film Festival, a festival of short films and music videos by and about people with developmental disabilities, will be presented by The Arc Baltimore and Towson University’s Hussman Center for Adults with Autism on Sunday, March 2.
Founded in New York in 2003, the Sprout Film Festival “is designed to raise the profile of individuals with developmental disabilities – both as artists engaged in film making and as subjects of insightful and entertaining films,” says The Arc Baltimore’s Executive Director, Stephen H. Morgan.
This marks the second year in which The Arc Baltimore and Towson University have joined together to present the Sprout Film Festival to local audiences, according to Morgan.
“The Festival provide viewers with an enjoyable and enlightening experience that will help to break down stereotypes, promote greater acceptance of differences and increase awareness of similarities,” says Morgan. “We are very excited to present these entertaining and memorable films featuring people with autism, Down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities for the second consecutive year.”
There will be two unique screenings, the first at 12:00 p.m. and the second at 2:00 p.m., at Towson University’s West Village Commons, (424 Emerson Drive, Towson, MD 21204).
Each screening will feature a different group of films. Trailers of all of the films can be found on The Arc Baltimore website, http://www.thearcbaltimore.org/events_sprout.html.
Tickets for the Sprout Film Festival are $5 and can be purchased in advance by calling the Towson University Box Office, 410-704-2244. Free parking will be available on-site at the West Village Parking Garage.
The Arc Baltimore is co-sponsoring the film festival with Towson University’s Hussman Center for Adults with Autism and in conjunction with Mass Communications & Communication Studies and Electronic Media & Film, and Towson University’s Disability Support Services.
About The Arc Baltimore
Dedicated to providing advocacy and high quality, life-changing supports since 1949 in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, The Arc Baltimore supports more than 6,000 adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. As one of the nation's largest and most respected organizations of its kind, The Arc Baltimore is an indispensable resource, providing employment training, residential services, supported employment, and other programs and services. For more information, visit www.thearcbaltimore.org or call 410-296-2272.