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Upside Down Grants

One Revolution’s Upside Down Grant Program is designed for individuals with disabilities (and film makers) to share the stories of how they are turning perception of disability upside side down through short film.  These 3-7 minute films embrace the over-arching philosophy of One Revolution “It’s not what happens to you. It’s what you do with what happens to you.”

Application Process

2016 Application process is closed.  Applications for consideration in 2016 were due February. The application process will open in January 2017.  Please contact at or 435-655-2655 for information regarding the 2017 grant application process.


  • This program is not for victims. Your submission must highlight solutions, not problems.
  • Tell a story. Your short film must tell a story not just make an observation.
  • Films must be 3-7 minutes in length, unless otherwise approved.
  • Final submissions must be in high-resolution formats.
  • One Revolution reserves the right to display your final and/or rough product and/or your likeness as displayed in the film, as it wishes for promotional and mission serving purposes.  This includes but is not limited to use on the One Revolution website, release via social media outlets, local, regional and national media outlets and displays at One Revolution events including film screenings, Nametags™ Educational Programs, fundraising events and film screenings.
  • You maintain the right to distribute your project.
  • You must finish your project, filming and editing, by December 15, 2017 or we reserve the right to request a full refund.
  • Grants are available to individuals, groups or organizations.
  • You must submit a budget and timeline.
  • The projects with the greatest potential will be awarded grants.
  • You will credit One Revolution’s Upside Down Grants, both on paper materials and onscreen.
  • You will present great ideas that stretch the imagination.
  • You will have fun!

Criteria for Selection:

  • Significance and Originality: Will the project capture an audience? Does the project turn perception of disability upside down?
  • Plan of Action: Is the project well defined? Are you likely to produce a finished product within the allotted time period?
  • Likelihood of Success: Is the project feasible given time and budget constraints?

Funding Criteria:

All funds will be awarded in phases to ensure a quality, completed product:

  1. $2,000 Upon award
  2. $3,000 Upon completion and fulfillment of all outlined deadlines and expectations outlined with the film committee. If you have story content changes and/or team changes, they must be disclosed throughout the process.

2015 Upside Down Grant Funded Films:

Films funded through the 2015 grant program are currently undergoing the Film Festival submission process.  The films are currently available for private screenings, for more information or to schedule a screening, please contact: Bonita Hutchison, Executive Director at or 435-655-2655

2015 Funded Projects:

Everybody Stairs, presents Erik Bayindirli and his innovative device to help break down barriers and enable boundlessness, both mentally and physically. A small apparatus, an alternative technique and a little bravery allow individuals to overcome their fears and defeat their own stairs, whatever they may be.

Bound by Blood, Forged by Electricity introduces the Matagi brothers as they share their love for shredding and strive to reach Paralympic dreams. Samoana and Fatu, find strength and solidarity within the snowboarding community as they conquer the mountain and work toward the podium.

Upside Down Grant Films follow a group of adaptive athletes in A Grand Pursuit to reach the high peaks of the Tetons. Chad Jukes, Dan Boozan, Jeff Glasbrenner, Jon Sedor and Vasu Sojitra alter the paradox and find adaptable solutions in their commitment to accomplish the summit.

Boundless, captures Adam Scaturro, Jake O’Conner, Jason Regier and Kirk Williams’ pursuits for adventure and freedom as they discover passions beyond all limitations. Uncovering their creativity, competitive edge and thirst for adrenaline, they regain their independence and embrace their alternative perspectives.

In The Day the Morlock Came Home, Director Amanda Stoddard developed this short film to illustrate the talents and abilities of the clients of the Creative Arts Program at CTA in Salt Lake City.  The film was written and art directed by the students with autism and showcase their skills and creative abilities.

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