Earlier this year, the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge celebrated its 5th year of giving filmmakers - with and without disabilities - the opportunity to collaborate and tell unique stories that showcase disability in its many forms. The film challenge is a weekend-long filmmaking contest, open to all, that provides a platform for new voices in the entertainment industry. Each year, the aspiring filmmakers are given a mere 55 hours total to write, produce, and complete a short film. The 2018 Heartland International Film Festival is showcasing the challenge's 14 finalists in one special presentation. The Independent Critic is offering up brief reviews of each short, while noting that the challenge's winners have already been reviewed by The Independent Critic.