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We are the Oska Bright steering committee and in this blog you will find about our experience of taking our film festival across the UK and abroad. Go to the dao directory for a link to the Oska Bright website. You can also read about the next Festival, which takes place in 2013, and find details of how to enter your own film.

Oska Bright at the Picture This...film festival in Canada!

14 February 2013

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Jason Eade from the Oska Bright committee on top of the canadian rockies!

  Day 1. Friday morning – 5am, freezing cold and far too early for my liking!!  Arrived at the coach station – everything was still dark, the sun began to rise as we reached Heathrow.  12 hours later we arrived in Calgary – Canada!  We were met at the airport by Sheryl, the ‘Picture This…film festival’ Director.  I was mega-excited to be there.  The hotel was right in the middle of the downtown area of Calgary.  We went...

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Jason flying solo in Nottingham!

11 December 2012

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Jason outside the Broadway Cinema

  Hi everyone, it’s been a very VERY busy week for me! It started on Wednesday at Hove Museum, doing a film shoot for our new project ‘Celebrities On Celluloid’ – straight from there we dropped off and picked up stuff at the office, and then headed off to Nottingham! The next day, we got up extra early and got lost roughly 5 times on the way to the cinema.  we arrived on time, luckily! and set up for our screenings. The venue was the Broadway Cinema and it was...

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Oska Bright at the Cornwall Film Festival

13 November 2012

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Adele and Sarah in Cornwall

 Hi it's Sarah and Adele here, this was our first time working together On The Road.  We have been to the Cornwall Film Festival at the Lighthouse Cinema in Newquay. The venue was brilliant, accessible and the staff were friendly and helpful.  We screened in the afternoon to a mostly non-disabled audience, it went well, it was nice to be in a proper cinema!  After our screening we checked out some of the rest of the festival – the animated shorts were brilliant! ...

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Oska Bright Presentation at “Conquering Public Spaces” Conference, City Library, Prague

15 November 2011

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Matthew from Oska Bright filming with TV Glad from Denmark

By Matthew Hellett We went to this conference from 11 - 13 November in Prague that was put on by one of our past partner festival’s in Prague, Czech Republic – The Normal Festival. I gave a short speech about Oska Bright and showed 'The Royal Bite' from Oska Bright 2007. There was no time for question and answers, which was a shame. After me, my colleague DJ JJ from the Shut Up And Listen Radio Show at Carousel, gave a short presentation and played a bit from the radio...

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Oska Bright go 'On The Road' to Hastings

16 September 2011

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Sarah And Matthew presenting Oska Bright

By Sarah Watson and Matthew Hellet On 15th September 2011 we did a presentation at the Stade on the Old town seafront in Hastings. It was a lovely beautiful day and we smelt the sea. How did the presentation go?  Everyone said it’s gone really well and that we make a good double act. The main questions were about? ·       How do we vote for each film that enters into our film festival? We said by using an easy to read voting guide that we have...

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Oska Bright On The Road –Upstream, Brighton, 24th-26th May 2011

27 May 2011

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Oska Bright members rehearse presenting their screenings on stage

By Matthew Hellett, Maggie Dadswell and Sarah Watson This week we have been showing films at Upstream, part of Brighton Festival 2011. We've been promoting our work, and showing films that are highlights for us from the Oska Bright Library. We showed our films at Sallis Benney Theatre  and ran question and answer sessions for people who saw them. We met some interesting people – Mick our stage manager, Neil from Independent Theatre Trust and all the artists who showed their work as part...

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Oska Bright On The Road – Reel 2 Reel residency project in partnership with Tutti at Minda Campus, Adelaide

20 March 2011

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4 Film Makers editing their film at Minda Residency

Tuesday 15th March until Friday 18th March 2011 By Matthew Hellett We have just finished our second residency – it was very successful! The 14 young people that we worked with were really lovely and nice. They made a Silent Movie style film that they called “Dr Spot Makes Cat Burgers”. We hope to have it up on the uScreen website soon. Everyone in the group was very enthusiastic and lively – full of ideas for film making! We made a script with them, and showed them how...

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Three weeks to go until our fabulous 2009 Oska Bright Film Festival, have you bought your tickets yet?

27 October 2009

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Members of the Oska Bright Steering Committee

If not then you could miss out on our biggest ever collection of amazing animations, comedies, documentaries, dramas, soap operas, dance films as well as the exciting awards ceremony and party. Oska Bright is a great chance for learning disabled film makers to meet and talk to each other, have fun watching each others films and to celebrate learning disability film. We have been working hard for the past 2 years to make this festival the biggest and most exciting ever. We are proud of all the...

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Oska Bright On The Road – Cardiff

17 June 2009

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A young woman with red hair and a tall balding man are standing in front of the Oska Bright cinema screen

Wales Millennium Centre – Unity Festival By Matthew Hellett and Sarah Watson We left Brighton at 12 mid day. We arrived in Cardiff at 5.30 pm and checked into a Travel Lodge in the relaxing Cardiff Bay. We went to dinner at 7 pm at Wagamama and had a few beers at a local pub. It was Sarah's first time in Wagamama and she liked the food, but not the dessert! The next day we got up bright and early ready to run our film making master class. 21 people came to the master class – it was...

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