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7th annual AWAF PosterIndividual daily venues will be posted with payment link July 22, 2016 (PST) Limited Space for each venue. Deadline for hotel room bookings July 29, 2016 (PST) – Limited number of rooms available at the special ANCA-AWAF 2016 blocked room rate.

For VISA visit this VISA link on the Canadian Government website to find out if you will require a VISA or other travel documents.

 

 

 

 


Video excerpts from the 2015 AWAF Opening Ceremony coming soon 


>>Watch CONNECTED – The Film Watch<<

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2016 Connected Film LaurelNEWS JUST IN (July 20, 2017):

Dear Filmmaker,
Your film has been selected to screen online, during the Vancouver Lift-Off Film Festival 2016.
Your film will be available for viewing on Vimeo On-Demand as part of
a series of films that make up Vancouver Lift-Off Online Festival 2016 from Monday Aug 1st and it will be live until Saturday August 6th.
Some anticipated questions and answers…
Is there a prize for best film?
Yes, there are two prizes for the top two films. We will invite the viewers to comment in the comments section as to which they felt was their favourite film of the online programme. 
 
The winning top two films will then be screened as part of the live screenings at either Los Angeles Lift-Off in September, or Amsterdam Lift-Off in October, forming part of the respective programmes.
We will be sending you a link to the online festival prior to going live and we’d like it very much if you shared this link with all of your friends, family and supporters.
We hope to see your film with us in either Los Angeles or Amsterdam!
 

The Vancouver Lift-Off Team.

Vancouver Lift-Off.
A Lift-Off Film Festival in the City known as the Hollywood North of Indie Cinema.


JUST IN

CBC Interview with April Dawn Griffin one of the film’s cast members and film review by AutismHWY.com in Hollywood, LA. Cal. USA

Hoboken international film festival poster with logo 2016NEWS UPDATE on our Film CONNECTED: A film about autistic people – ‘You will never look at people the same way again

HOBOKEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
PARAMOUNT THEATER, 17 SOUTH STREET, MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK 10940
“One of the World’s Top 10 Film Festivals”
– FOX & MY
 Now in its eleventh year, Hoboken International Film Festival (“HIFF”) – called by FOX and other major media “One of the 10 Biggest Film Festivals in the World” – is being held June 3 to June 9, 2016 at the breathtaking Paramount Theater in Middletown, New York.

Dear Filmmaker,

Thank you for submitting your project to Hoboken International Film Festival (“HIFF”). We received over 1,500 submissions this year; the selection process was rigorous and difficult, given the numerous talented filmmakers who submitted their works. After a final review, HIFF has selected fewer than 10% of the projects submitted.

YOUR PROJECT IS ONE OF THE OFFICIAL SELECTIONS! CONGRATULATIONS! 

Saturday June 4, 2016
12:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – Tickets for most movie screenings cost only $11. To reserve seats for individual screenings, people may most easily purchase them online on the BUY TICKETS page (aka “Tickets & Schedule” page) on the HIFF website at:  http://www.hobokeninternationalfilmfestival.com/events-2016/  You can also purchase tickets at the Paramount Theater website at: http://middletownparamount.com/ You can also purchase tickets by calling the festival office at (845) 683-1535 or emailing info@hobokeninternationalfilmfestival.com or hobokenfilmfest@optonline.net. If you are in New York, tickets can also be purchased at HIFF’s screening venue, Paramount Theater, 17 South Street, Middletown, NY. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office on the day of the screenings. All movie ticket purchases and screening information, as well as synopses for all Officially Selected Films, can be found on the BUY TICKETS page (aka “Tickets & Schedule” page) of the HIFF website – http://www.hobokeninternationalfilmfestival.com/events-2016/

CONNECTED: A FILM ABOUT AUTISTIC PEOPLE – Documentary Film

Directed by Sonia Suvagau – Canada
Connected: A Film About Autistic People takes the viewer on a journey into the heart of the autistic community. Countering mainstream media depictions of people on the autism spectrum, the viewer is presented with a firsthand experience of this newly emerging community with global implications. Offering fresh questions about the nature of human development; our understanding of intelligence; what it means to be “social”; and the implications of living in a conformist driven society.

CONNECTED: A film about autistic people

Film Screening to be held April 28-May 1 at the Life Fest Film Festival in Hollywood, LA, California, USA – Click Here -> For tickets and more information –

NEW Poster with film festival banner

Life Fest Film Festival

Life Film Fest is the unique, world-wide film festival dedicated to showcasing films which affirm the importance of the human experience and the unique value of every life. Life Fest is held “in the heart of the entertainment industry.”

LA Live and various Hollywood locations
LA Live Theater complex
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM (PDT)



>>>2016 Call For NOMINATIONS – NOW CLOSED<<<

Thank-you to all our nominees and nominators. We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 AWAF

Check out our 7th annual AWAF Kick-Off BENEFIT Fundraiser

“Let The LIGHT Shine Through”

Announcing Honorary Guest Keynote Pam Goldsmith-Jones MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Stefan Dion MP, Welcome Opening Address & Proclamation Acting Mayor of Vancouver Councillor Raymond Louie, with Emcee CEO & Founder of Easy Daysies (Dragons Den Partner) Elaine Tan Comeau – view details on Media Release & Press Release links
An Evening with Jimmy D. Lane 

cut Temp Poster April 2

SOLD OUT!

CHECK OUT OUR events for 2016

  • Turkey newspaper reports on Canadian International AWAF event 2015 Turkey newspaper reports on Canadian International AWAF event 2015 2015 INAP AWARD recipient from Turkey recieves glowing reviews in City of BURSA newspaper
  • Founders of AWAF address the audience at the Opening Ceremony Founders of AWAF address the audience at the Opening Ceremony
  • Turkey newspaper reports on Canadian International AWAF event 2015 Turkey newspaper reports on Canadian International AWAF event 2015 2015 INAP AWARD recipient from Turkey recieves glowing reviews in Turkish newspaper
  • Diplomats and dignitaries during the finale of 2015 AWAF event Diplomats and dignitaries during the finale of 2015 AWAF event
  • Powerhouse of delegates: Turkey Canada USA Romania Ukraine with AWAF Hosts Powerhouse of delegates: Turkey Canada USA Romania Ukraine with AWAF Hosts
  • AWAF 2015 - workshops AWAF 2015 - workshops ANCA Toques Canada Style after third day of workshops
  • AWAF 2015 - SHAW Cable TV commercial shoot AWAF 2015 - SHAW Cable TV commercial shoot
  • Audience during AWARDS Ceremony AWAF 2015 Audience during AWARDS Ceremony AWAF 2015


 

->Click this link to register for the AWAF 7th annual event<-


Red carpet Interview with 2015 AWAF International Judge representing Canada, Blair SmithUnedited – with Red carpet Hosts: Janet Rollings Walmsley and Christina Sung

Filmed by Lucho Berzek

Courtesy Rompost TV

Autism Funding Approved” for British Columbians to attend the 7th annual ANCA World Autism Festival September 30 – October 5, 2016 – the only event in the world where autistic people from diverse cultures meet, where organisers & businesses of program supports and products are showcased on the same platform! AWAF Press Release June 18, 2015 

Events like these strengthen the fabric of our society” – James Moore MP, Regional Minister for British Columbia 
anne Geddes review

Click this link to REGISTER

  • ANCA World Autism Festival & Trade Show 7th annual event ANCA World Autism Festival & Trade Show 7th annual event 2016 Theme: Cultural Connections September 30 - October 5- Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  • What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival Anne Geddes, UK
  • What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival Jeremy Samson, Australia
  • What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival Hobley Family, UK
  • What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival Inna Sergiyenko - Ukraine Erdal Ates - Turkey
  • What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival Nina Roy - India
  • What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival Mike Williams - United Kingdom
  • What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival Paul R. Dierks - USA

Contact Us

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Click HERE to visit Events Kick-Off page for 2015 April 2nd Kick-Off photos and information


  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland
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  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland Dr Emma Goodall - Community Mentor/entrpreneur
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland Goerge Hobley - Excellence in Sports
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland Curran Dobbs - Comedian/performing arts
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2015 Premiere Spring Issue
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2015 AWAF Fall Awards Issue
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 Award recipients Inna Sergiyenko Ukraine - Community Mentore Joshua Cochrane Canada - Performing Arts Matthew Williams UK - Visual Arts
  • 2013 2014 AWAF event photo used for 2014 posters 2013 2014 AWAF event photo used for 2014 posters The Opening Ceremony Cast in 2013
  • 2012 AWARDS photo use in PR material for 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2012 AWARDS photo use in PR material for 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland Phoebe Murer Pennsylvania USA - AWARD recipient - Visual Arts
  • 2012 AWARDS photo use in PR material for 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2012 AWARDS photo use in PR material for 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland Michael Buckholtz Georgia USA - AWARD recipient - Entrpreneur
  • 2013 AWARDS photo use in PR material for 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2013 AWARDS photo use in PR material for 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland Tammy Klein California USA - AWARD recipient - Performing Arts
  • 2012 2014 AWAF event photo used for 2014 posters 2012 2014 AWAF event photo used for 2014 posters http://www.naturallyautistic.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/cropped-2015-ANCA-world-autism-festival.png
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2015 Turkey with Consul in Edinburgh 2014
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2013 recipient Community mentor Turkey - Erdal Ates with ANCA representative Lori Stoughton
  • 2012 AWAF event - anca stage logo 2012 AWAF event - anca stage logo
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland matthew Williams Uk - recipient Visual Arts
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2013 recipient performing arts - UK - James Hobley Ciara cassidy canada, with AyAu - an ANCA Foundation outreach program Performing at 2014 Gala Awards
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland Joshua Cochrane Canada - 2014 recipient Performing Arts
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland Kyle Coleman UK - 2014 recipient Performing Arts
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland Jeremy Samson Australia - 2014 Entrepreneur
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland Jeremy Samson Australia - 2014 Entrepreneur
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 Gala AWARDS Dinner
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 Gala AWARDS Dinner
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 Gala AWARDS Dinner
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 Gala AWARDS Dinner
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 Gala AWARDS Dinner
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 Gala AWARDS Dinner
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 Gala AWARDS Dinner
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 Gala AWARDS Dinner
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWARDS
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWARDS
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWARDS
  • 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWAF - Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 AWARDS

NEW Updates to come


Joshua Cochrane (2014 INAP Awards Nominee) – Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

 

Curran Dobbs (2014 INAP Awards Nominee) – Autistic Comedian, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Ciara Cassidy – Gibsons British Columbia, Canada

Utku Mahanoglu (2014 INAP Awards Nominee) – Istanbul Turkey

 

Our Gift to You
Naturally AUTISTIC magazine online

EXCERPT FROM 2013 INAP AWARDS PERFORMANCE FEATURING ‘STAND FOR THE BEAR’

Gibsons Proclamation for World Autism Awareness Day in support of the 2014 INAP Awards Official Kick-Off.

Gibsons is the first municipality to recognize “Gold” as the official color of the Autistic Community. April 2nd witnessed Gibsons Town Hall light up in Gold.

April 2, 2014 INAP Awards Official Kick-Off at Boomers Burger Bar Restaurant in Gibsons was a Great Success filled with music (Stand for the Bear) , song and dance. Photos Coming Soon!

Proceeds from Kick-Off go to support young dancers Ciara and Ella from Gibsons to travel to Edinburgh Scotland to perform in the Production

Donate Now to Support Ciara and Ella


Celebrate the Accomplishments of Autistic People. 

2013 INAP Awards Photo Gallery

 >>>2013 INAP Award Recipients<<<

 Video courtesy of Rompost TV, a Naturally Autistic ANCA Partner.

Leonora Gregory-Collura interviewed on Black Diamond Radio 107.8 FM in Scotland with Host Geoff Ruderham.

2nd Interview: Leonora Gregory-Collura interviewed on Castle Radio 98.8 FM in Edinburgh Scotland with Host John Murray.