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Oska Bright Film Festival

1 October - 31 October 2019

Contact: Lizzie Banks


Phone: 01273234734

Fax: -

Address: Community Base, 113 Queens Road
East Sussex
United Kingdom - England

Festival website

  • About
  • Submission Info

Oska Bright Film Festival is the world’s leading festival for films made by or featuring people with learning disabilities.

It was founded in 2004 by a group of learning disabled filmmakers frustrated at having nowhere to show their work. Starting as a one day celebration of work, the festival has since grown hugely in size and impact.
At the most recent festival in November 2017 we showed 66 films from 13 different countries and welcomed 3,600 people through our doors, reaching 212,000 people online. The appetite for this work gets stronger each year.

Oska Bright Film Festival tours the UK and abroad in non-festival years sharing award winning films and features, running workshops and hosting seminars. We have previously partnered with London Short Film Festival, Bristol Encounters, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Tate Modern, Unlimited Festival, Brighton Photo Biennial, HOUSE and Brighton Festival.

The festival is managed and delivered by a team of ten learning disabled artists, all passionate about film and exhibition. It is presented by the award winning learning disability art organisation Carousel, which brings learning disability arts to the front.

Theme(s): Learning Disability

Year established: 2004

Is this festival exclusively animation?: No - this is a film festival but with a specific animation category

Submission deadline:
30 March 2019

Entry fee:
FREE! There is no charge for this festival


  • Best Animation
  • Documentary

Submission methods:

  • Online Upload (via festival site)

- We want films that are made by, or feature people with a learning disability.
- Submissions are open to short films from every genre including animation, documentary, drama, experimental, music or artist film.
- Films must be no longer than 25 minutes.
- If possible, please submit a subtitled version, or provide a transcript.
- Please provide a high res version of your film.
- We are particularly looking to include films by LGBTQ+, BAME, Women and Young People.
- You must have permission in writing to use all the music in your film.

Link to entry form

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