We're open for submissions

Deadline: 30 March 2019

Our 2019 Call for Submissions is now open! Submit your film to be in with a chance of screening at the world's leading learning disability short film festival.

We’re looking for films for our next festival. At Oska Bright Film Festival we show exciting and bold work, which celebrates the talents of people with learning disabilities, autism or additional needs.

 Over 300 films are entered biennially and just over 60 shown over three days.

 The films are judged by the Oska Bright Festival team, who are learning disabled artists and filmmakers.

 We’re also interested in hearing about feature films. Please drop us a line separately about this: lizzie.banks@carousel.org.uk


  • We want films that are made by, or feature people with a learning disability, autism or additional needs.

  • 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.

  • Films must be submitted before the deadline on 30 March 2019.

It is also possible to submit your film through FilmFreeway - you can do that by clicking here.