Filmpossible Finalists Announced

March 28, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Toronto, March 28, 2013 - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is pleased to announce this year's filmpossible finalists and winners of the Cisco Visibility Award.

The finalists are:
  • I Won't Give Up
  • My Black-Capped Angels
  • The First Step
  • Work in Progress
  • For Abbey
  • Limitless Transit
  • Born This Way
  • I Know I Can
  • Strength
  • Look At Me Now
  • She is the Caregiver
  • Pure Magic

  • Congratulations to Cisco Visibility winners:
  • Seb Can Do
  • I Won't Give Up
  • The Climb.

  • Filmpossible, now in its third year, aims to bring visibility to disability by inviting people across a spectrum of ages and abilities to create, upload and vote for short videos and photos that capture the spirit of Bringing Visibility to Disability.

    "We created filmpossible years ago with the hope to transform the public's perception of childhood disability," says Jennifer Obeid, Manager of Communications. "It's Holland Bloorview's ultimate goal to create a world of possibilities for kids with disabilities, a world where all children can live as full participants."

    This year, 102 entries were received, 68 photos and 34 videos. Submissions were judged in five categories: conveying the theme Bringing Visibility to Disability, crispness of message, quality, originality and overall impression. Visibility awards were given to those who received the most votes in round one.

    Public voting for filmpossible finalists is now open and continues until April 3 at 11:59 pm.

    filmpossible's finalists will compete for great prizes including a grand prize of $5000 for top video, and $1000 for top photo. Winning finalists will be announced on April 3rd.

    Prizes have been generously donated by our sponsors - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, Cisco, Muir Detlefsen & Associates and GemsBok Technologies.

    This year's panel of top-notch judges includes singer/songwriter, Justin Hines; independent filmmaker, Karen Shopsowitz; photographer, Sam Obeid; Pat Ellingson of TVO and last year's winners, Annya Miller, Photographer; Jen Schlumberger, Freelance writer and Denise Wilson, Home school mom. Thank you to our judges for taking the time to review each entry and help us select our finalists.

    Spread the word and vote for your favourite finalists once per day per entry, by visiting

    About Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital:
    Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Canada's largest children's rehabilitation hospital, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. We pioneer treatments, technologies, therapies and real-world programs that give children with disabilities the tools to participate fully in life. Every year, we see about 7,000 children with about 600 inpatient admissions and 58,000 outpatient visits.

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