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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.

Belfast Film Festival

2 April 2008

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Oska Bright Masterclass participants pose in The Black Box

By Richard West Andy Kee and I arrived at London Gatwick airport by train where we met Simon and Mark. Then we flew to Belfast City Airport. In Belfast we got a taxi to our flats which were brand new and very nice and better than a hotel. We had a look around and then took a Chinese Take away back home . The next day we took a taxi to The Black Box, a cinema. We set up the film screenings and then waited for the audience to arrive. On the first day 150 people came to see two of the Oska Bright...

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London

16 February 2008

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By Andy Kee and Richard West On Saturday 16th February Richard, Andy, Matthew and Stephen went to the British Film Institute Cinema on the South Bank in London to show three Oska Bright film screenings as part of the London Disability Film Festival. Andy and Matthew presented the films to about fifty people; the audience all enjoyed the films. We were able to meet someone from Skillset who are going to be sponsoring some of Oska Bright 2009. It was great to be able to show our films in one of...

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Halesworth, Suffolk

10 February 2008

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June Hall and Stephen Firshman from Oska Bright Committee at The Cutt Arts Centre in Halesworth, Suffolk

By June Hall and Stephen Firshman Oska Bright team outside the Cutt Theatre We hired a taxi for us to drive to Halesworth in East Anglia, this is the only OSKA BRIGHT 'On The Road' screening in the East of England. We had a nice meal and a pint in a pub and then went back to our beautiful hotel. The next day we went to 'The Cut' which is a theatre. We showed our films and Stephen and I did jobs like giving out leaflets, selling T-shirts and keyrings, introducing screenings and talking to...

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Dublin

1 December 2007

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Photograph of the Oska Bright team

By Andy Kee and Stephen Firshman We had a warm welcome after a bumpy flight and stayed in a hotel in Temple Bar. On 3rd December we went to Filmbase to prepare for the festival. The first thing we did was run the master class with 16 students from Trinity College. They had lots of questions and lots of ideas for new films. The group made a film about Max the dog. In the evening we launched Oska Bright in Ireland. We showed films and had a question and answer session about Oska Bright. People...

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Penzance

1 November 2007

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By June Hall and Stephen Firshman June and I went to in Cornwall with Mark and Simon to start Oska Bright ‘On the Road’. It took a long time to get there but after a nice meal and a sleep in a comfy bed we were ready for work the next day. Not very many people came to the film screenings on Tuesday which was a shame, but on Wednesday lots of people came to the master class. People said that the master class was very interesting and made them want to make films for Oska Bright 2009....

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