Lose Your Head At the Oska Bright Film Festival

Imagine loving films but very rarely seeing anyone that looked or behaved like you do on screen. You’d feel invisible right?

Oska Bright Film Festival gives the screen to learning disabled film-makers and the auditorium to learning disabled cinephiles; it’s a rare chance for learning disabled people to feel connected with others through films made by and featuring people like them.

ob2017flyer-frontThe festival takes over The Old Market in Hove for three days, Wednesday 15 – Friday 17 November. Screenings include a new LGBT strand, a young people’s morning, animations, documentaries and of course a star-studded awards ceremony. The festival is planned, managed and delivered by a learning disabled team and all films are BSL interpreted and subtitled.

Oska Bright has grown over the years – this is the 8th festival – and it is a great mix of international and local films. There are collaborations with Cinecity, Random Acts and HOUSE Biennial. Oska Bright is one of the flagship projects supported by Carousel, the learning disability led charity based in Brighton. Carousel has been challenging expectations of what great art is and who can create it for over thirty years.

It’s the most out-there film festival on the planet – come and open your eyes and your mind! Tickets are £5 per screening or save money with a festival pass for £30. http://theoldmarket.com/oska-bright-film-festival-2017/ For more information do get in touch, call 01273 234 734 email enquiries@carousel.org.uk or take a look at our website http://carousel.org.uk