Welcome to the 8th Oska Bright Film Festival: 15th – 17th November 2017.

The Oska Bright Film Festival is the leading international festival of films made by, or featuring, people with learning disabilities. It is produced, managed and presented by a learning disabled team.

We’re back with an exciting programme of films including a new LGBTQ+ strand. Our special events include Q&A’s with directors and film makers, a glitzy awards ceremony and an art installation. We’re thrilled to be presenting some of the best work we’ve ever seen – so come along and get ready to lose your head at the most out there film festival on the planet.

– Becky Bruzas (Festival Director) and Matthew Hellett (Festival Programmer)

Save money and get access to all of our events and screenings with our Festival Pass.

Available now from The Old Market box office – call 01273 201 801 or visit in person

LAUNCH NIGHT: QUEER FREEDOM SHORTS + SANCTUARY (15) (UK PREMIERE) 

Wednesday November 15th, 6pm, The Old Market, £5

Launching our 2017 festival we’re screening a selection of ‘Queer Freedom’ shorts, celebrating the queer community, love and self expression, followed by a Q&A with some of the filmmakers.

These shorts will be followed by the UK Premiere of Sanctuary, a funny film about sex, love, friends and freedom, things we take for granted, but for Larry with Downs Syndrome and Sophie with Epilepsy it is a mountain to climb.

DISCOVER OSKA BRIGHT (U)

Thursday 16th November, 9.30am, The Old Market, £5 

The next generation of filmmakers are here. Discover the talent of tomorrow with a selection of films made by young people, curated by a team of Young Programmers from Team Dominica. Films from around the UK and Europe.

ANIMATIONS (PG)

Thursday November 16th, 1.30pm, The Old Market, £5 

Oska Bright Film Festival has a long history of of championing animators. The screening brings together long term submitters and and new talent and will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers where you can find out more about techniques and how to get started in animation.

DREAMS (15)

Thursday November 16th, 6pm, The Old Market, £5

It’s time to get some shut eye, but be prepared to have some weird and wonderful dreams. From strange abstract moments, to things we long to do in our lives.

WINDOW INTO OUR WORLD (PG)

Thursday 16th November, 8.30pm, The Old Market, £5

Can you imagine what it’s like to be one of us? Take a peek into the lives of learning disabled people from all over the world and challenge your world view.

PICTURE THIS… FILM FESTIVAL SHOWCASE + BLOODBATHS (PG)

Friday 17th November, 11.30am, The Old Market, £5

A showcase of films from our partners, Picture this… Film Festival plus a special screening of comedy horror film, Bloodbaths.

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST (PG)

Friday 17th November, 1pm, The Old Market, £5

Putting pen to paper, paint to canvas. Films highlighting art created by learning disabled people from around the world. This screening will feature a talk from two local learning disabled artists, Sarah Watson and William Hankeom, who’s exhibition Wonderland can be visited after the screening.

AWARDS NIGHT (15)

Friday 17th November, 6pm, The Old Market, £5

Join us at our star-studded awards ceremony and find out who’ll take home the prize for Best Film, Best Documentary and more! Also includes a screening of all the award-winning films and a special performance from The Daniel Wakeford Experience.

FOUR SOLOS IN THE WILD

Running throughout the festival in the Waterloo Room, The Old Market

Enter the wild world. Experience sounds, music and images of the ancient Tycanol Woods in Pembrokeshire. Amongst these ancient glades take time to experience four powerful dances on film, created and performed by dancers from Arty Party. Featuring dances on film by Erika Juniper, Andrew Kelly, Mervyn Bradley and Graham Busby alongside stunning images by international dance photographer Chris Nash, this is an experience not to be missed.  www.solointhewild.com