The world’s first film festival run by, and for, people with a learning disability
Oska Bright is a film festival for people with learning disabilities, not only do they celebrate filmmkaers who are otherwise segregated, they have a master class to teach more disabled people the art of making movies. Gorilla Film Magazine is super interested in the festival, and is working with Oska Bright to spread the word and put these filmmakers in the spotlight. In issue 3 (coming soon) we have an article on the festival written by Tilley Harris as well as a review of My Bloody Valentine (no, not that one) a truly fantastic short film by the Shyster Shadows. In the future, we hope to interview some of the filmmakers, and perhaps even get them to write some articles of their own, about their feelings on the film industry.
The films that we’ve seen are all massively different, but share certain similarities, such as an emphasis on telling the story through visuals, and a carefree attitude towards film-making. It’s refreshing to see, and we hope to see more soon.
Visit the Oska Bright website by clicking on this link.