Oska Bright Film Festival, the world’s leading learning disability film festival based in Brighton, takes its programme to the small screen with OSKA BITES, regular programmes of award-winning short films from the 2019.
Presented with additional content and the chance to watch together live on Facebook, all the films featured in Oska Bites are made by, or feature in lead roles, people with learning disabilities, autism or aspergers. These are outstanding films that show often undiscovered talent and new voices.
The launch edition reached over 1,000 people from the UK, Canada, Sweden, USA and New Zealand. This second Bite event celebrates LGBTQ+ learning disability culture with three outstanding films, interviews with filmmakers and an introduction from Queer Freedom and Oska Bright Film Festival programmer Matthew Hellett. It will be live on Facebook at 7pm on Thurs 6 Aug. “I’m feeling excited and fabulous about this next programme,” said Matthew Hellett, Lead Programme of Oska Bright Film Festival. “It’s sad that we can’t celebrate Pride in person this year, but everyone can get comfortable and celebrate learning disabled LGBTQI filmmakers with us from home. I am so proud to bring these fantastic stories to a wider audience.”
Audiences wanting to sign up to the Oska Bright mailing list, or find out more about the Festival’s work and forthcoming UK cinema tour should visit www.oskabright.org
Oska Bright Film Festival promotes accessible screenings, runs training for venues and develops skills for aspiring filmmakers. BAFTA qualifying and BFI funded, the biennial Festival is programmed and managed by people with a learning disability and produced by arts organisation Carousel. The next Festival, in 2021, will be the 10th edition and is open for submissions until March 2021.
All films are captioned and F-Rated.
Oska Bright Film Festival’s Love Bites event screens live on Facebook at 7pm on Thurs 6 Aug 2020.
Or you can watch online on Fri 7 – Fri 14 Aug 2020