Oska Bright Film Festival is the world’s leading festival for films made by or featuring people with learning disabilities, autism or Aspergers.
With less than 5% of disabled people working in the UK film industry, Oska Bright Film Festival is driven to make change happen. Working internationally with industry partners and funded by the BFI, the team produces the BAFTA qualifying Oska Bright Film Festival, promotes accessible screenings, runs training for venues and develops skills for aspiring filmmakers.
Oska Bright Film Festival puts people with learning disabilities, autism or Aspergers where they should be, on the big screen. We show bold, exciting and different work from voices you might not have heard before.
These films will only be available to watch on our online platform from 12th-30th November.
This strand includes:
Four Solos in the Wind: A Safe Place to Rest: Being on the lookout, ever shifting, awake to danger. Moments of abandon letting go and enjoying the sensations of the forest, finally resting and being held by the forest. Performer: Graham Busby One of the Four Solos in the Wild series – performers with learning disabilities present their own creative response to the beautiful wild woods of Pembrokeshire, Wales in the form of four short solos.
Jessica: Jess is a true creative with a unique style of her own and the confidence to show her creations to the world. With her penchant for fashion, a cereal box creation takes Jess to the cat walk.
Look For Me: An autistic child’s love of drawing helps them discover an unexpected kindred spirit. Inspired by the filmmaker’s own diagnosis with autism.
Moviegoer: A poignant study on how noise pollution affects us, and how an art space such as cinema can offer respite for everyday urban city life.
The Mask: Walking along a coastal path, Sharif talks about himself and what it means to have autism – all whilst wearing his favourite mask.
Just Me: A biography of the director in which they explore gender identity, disability and other themes through their own narrative.
Celeste: As the social butterfly of Amy Street, the fun-loving, theatrical Celeste spends her days surrounded by friends and flatmates. On the occasions where she needs some alone time, she enjoys setting herself up in her beautiful room, and watching back episodes of her favourite soap operas. At times the lines between reality and fantasy can become a little blurred.