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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.

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 On The Road – Leicester

2 November 2012

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Matthew and Becky presenting Oska Bright at Embrace Arts in Leicester

By Becky Bruzas and Matthew Hellett We had a long and exciting day at Embrace Arts in Leicester on 1 November. We did 5 screenings in all. Three in the afternoon and in the evening we showed Films in a Foreign Language and Films From Everywhere 1 – all from Oska Bright 2011. Then we did a Question and Answer session. It was fantastic! We met a student doing a case study on disability arts from the University of Leicester who will be writing about Oska Bright. Becky says, “This was...

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Oska Bright On The Road with Zinc in Chipping Ongar, Essex

21 October 2012

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Sarah and Stephen introducing the Oska Bright films at Zinc

19th October 2012 By Stephen Firshman and Sarah Watson It was brilliant! It was fun! It was Oska Bright On The Road in Ongar! We saw a film that the guys at Zinc made, which they are going to enter into Oska Bright 2013. We showed them how to use Flip Cams and hopefully they will use them. After we had showed the films, the audience asked us lots of questions. We had a long talk about the films and about film making. We think that we inspired them to make more of their own films and to send...

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Oska Bright On The Road – Newbury

16 October 2012

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Matthew and Becky in the break at On The Road Newbury

By Matthew Hellett and Becky Bruzas 13th October We arrived at Newbury and checked into our hotel – then we went to check out Newbury Town. It was a quaint and a happening place – yeah! Oh my god! With a lovely variety of charity shops and pubs. This was the first On The Road event this year that was in a day centre – The Phoenix Centre – and we were partnering with Interakt Theatre who are based there. We screened the films in a brand new theatre space that was inside...

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Oska Bright Presentation at the Independent Cinema Office in London on 10th October 2012

11 October 2012

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Sarah Watson outside the Independent Cinema Office Training Course

By Sarah Watson It was a busy presentation to the Cultural Cinema Exhibition Course in Trafalgar Square today. It was Chaired by David Sin, the course leader and on the panel with me was Caroline Hennigan, Programme Director from Broadway in Nottingham. I made a short presentation about Oska Bright – what we do, where we’re from and why Oska Bright is so important. Then I showed “Unusual Journey” from Oska Bright 2007. After that Caroline did her presentation. Then we...

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Oska Bright On The Road, Ledbury

22 September 2012

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Another successful Oska Bright On The Road - this time in Ledbury

 20th September 2012 By Adele King and Jason Eade We arrived at The Market Theatre. It was a basic space – but the projector and DVD player were great! It was hard to present the films because all of the lights were shining in our eyes whilst we were talking. The audience gradually warmed to us, and by the end we had given out a whole load of Calling for Submissions Flyers – we hope to get some films for Oska Bright 2013 from Ledbury! And we lost a battery down the backseat...

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Oska Bright On The Road, Hereford

22 September 2012

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The Oska Bright Team in Hereford at The Courtyard Theatre

 Thursday 20th September 2012 By Jason Eade and Adele King Today we had a very nervous start. We eat a lot of cereal and found ourselves eating it with a fork by mistake! We travelled to the Courtyard Theatre in Hereford to present two screenings, a presentation and a Question and Answer Session. It was Adele’s first time On The Road, and Jason says that even though she was a little shy, she performed admirably! The Question and Answer session was hard because we couldn’t hear...

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Oska Bright On The Road – Bradford-on-Avon

5 May 2012

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At Wiltshire Music Centre

 Saturday 5th May 2012 By Becky Bruzas and Matthew Hellett It was really good! All of the staff and the lovely audience at the Wilshire Music Centre were really warm and welcoming. It was a lovely venue! It was Becky’s first On The Road event. She says: “It was quite nerve-wracking and a bit overwhelming as I stepped into the venue. I didn’t expect it to be like that! After the first screening I felt a lot better and I really enjoyed it. It was fab and I’m looking...

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Oska Bright On The Road – Bradford, 1st May 2012

2 May 2012

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Jason and Sarah running a Question and Answer session

 By Jason Eade and Sarah Watson We set off to Bradford to visit Mind The Gap Studios and show some Oska Bright films. It was a very damp day and the motorways were misty with rain – so we watched “Underworld Revolution” in the back of the car. After about six and a half hours we arrived in Bradford and had a really nice Indian meal – and discovered Indian tea! Then we arrived at the Studios. We met Dave the technician and lots of other staff. We set up and then had...

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