Festival Features Films By and About People with Autism, Developmental Disabilities

BALTIMORE, MD (3/22/16) — Baltimore will once again play host to the Sprout Film Festival, a festival of entertaining and memorable short films featuring people with autism and other developmental disabilities.

The 2016 Sprout Film Festival will be held on Saturday, April 23, 4-6 p.m., in the Chesapeake Room at Towson University’s University Union Building, on Cross Campus Dr. right off of Osler Dr.

This marks the fourth year in which The Arc Baltimore and Towson University’s Hussman Center for Adults with Autism, in conjunction with the university’s Mass Communication & Communication Studies and Electronic Media & Film, have joined together to present the Sprout Film Festival.

Founded in New York in 2003, the 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 Stephen H. Morgan, Executive Director of The Arc Baltimore.

Morgan notes that the Festival “provides viewers with an enjoyable and enlightening experience that will help to break down stereotypes, promote greater acceptance of differences, and increase awareness of similarities.”

Free parking will be available on-site at the Union Garage, which is attached to the University Union Building.

Tickets for the Sprout Film Festival are $5 (free with a student ID) and can be purchased in advance by calling the Towson University Box Office, 410-704-2244. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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