Matthew Hellett and Stephen Firshman, Oska Bright committee members and film-makers have curated a fantastic range of films especially for Up-Stream.
They took time to look through the whole back catalogue of film entries to select films that represent most fully the achievements of artists with learning disabilities working around the world in this medium.
The screenings include such tantalising titles as I Was A Little Baby Once (2004), My Bloody Valentine (2005), The Royal Bite (2007), and The End Of The World According to The Ram (2009).
There will be four screening sessions lasting about 35 minutes each. All will be varied and include a mix of genres such as animation, live drama, documentary and dance-film. Full of surprises and intrigue, each session is a whole festival in itself.
Sallis Benney Theatre
Tuesday 24th May
Screening 1 - 3pm
Wednesday 25th May
Screening 2 - 11am (Includes a Question and Answer Session)
Screening 3 - 4pm
Thursday 26th May
Screening 1 (Repeated) - 4pm
Oska Bright is the world’s first international festival of short films made by people with learning disabilities. Following four successful festivals in Brighton and subsequent UK national and international tours, Oska Bright will have reached over 30,000 people by the end of 2010 and showcased 100 films. Oska Bright returns to Brighton, extended and expanded, in November 2011.
Oska Bright is unique and successful because it concentrates on peoples’ skills and not on their disabilities. It is programmed, managed and delivered by a learning disabled team, supported by leading disability arts charity Carousel and community film-makers Junk TV.
In addition to the screenings, the Festival includes an awards ceremony, with individual statuettes hand-made by learning disabled artist Andy Kee, and the awarding of two Oska Bright Film Training Bursaries “We want to show that learning disabled people can do quality work” says Andy Kee.
Find out more about the Festival at www.oskabright.co.uk
Oska Bright events: Highlights of Oska Bright Film Festival