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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 in a lead role, people with learning disabilities, Autism, Asperger’s or additional needs. We like bold, unique and exciting work.

Watch this video to find out how our call for entries is going so far, what we’re looking for at the festival this year and why you should submit your film.

As you heard me mention, we are hoping to grow the LGBTQ+ strand this year. Last year we showed four films in our Queer Freedom screening, which went really well. I am hoping that we’ll be able to show more films that highlight the intersections of the LGBTQ+ and the learning disabled community.

We are particularly looking to include more films made by women, people of colour and young people (under 25) in our programme this year. So we encourage everyone to enter their films!

If you have a film you’d like to enter, please visit our website: or FilmFreeway: – it’s free to enter.
Our deadline is 30 March 2019.

And if you’re still not sure you’d like to submit your film – maybe our call for submissions video will encourage you…

Oska Bright Film Festival will take place at The Old Market in Brighton on Wednesday 23rd October to Saturday 26th October. Make a date in your diary now and come back to the blog for tickets on sale news.

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