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Oska Bright

Oska Bright Film Festival is the major international biennial event for learning disability film. Since it began in 2004, the Festival has supported and celebrated film-makers from 18 countries and screened over 3,000 short films to 75,000 people. The next Festival is on 23-26 October 2019. In this monthly blog, Oska Bright Head Programmer Matthew Hellett talks about curating the Festival and his commitment to making learning disability film and film-makers more visible. Matthew invites guests to share their experiences too bringing a range of voices together, in words, images and on film. Oska Bright Film Festival is produced by learning disability arts organisation Carousel. Registered charity no 297201, company no 2137755.

Posts by Oska Bright

Oska Bright and Europe

Oska Bright’s international reach and influence has seen a shift away from Australia and Canada towards Europe over the past year. Whether this is a coincidence or a reflection of the geo-political zeitgeist is anyone’s guess. But it is a timely and necessary convergence of thinking, ideas and determination that ...

“We’re here, we’re visible” by Matthew Kennedy

Hi, I’m Matthew Kennedy, an artist/filmmaker from Glasgow, Scotland. I’m pleased to be writing my first blog post for Disability Arts Online about how Oska Bright Film Festival has given me a platform as a queer learning disabled filmmaker and how I’ve come to appreciate and love what the film ...

Oska Bright Film Festival is open for submissions

Oska Bright Film Festival, the world’s leading learning disability film festival, is open for submissions for its 2019 festival. I'm Matthew Hellett, the Lead Programmer, and I want you to submit your films! It's so easy, and we're really approachable. We are looking for films that are made by, or feature ...