Woodlands Meed students win tickets to the Oska Bright Film Festival

“Get the Baguette” and “Rosie’s Dream” were made through a collaboration of performing arts, music and media, while the stop-motion Lego movie “Infiltration at Bakura” was created by Jake.

Gabrielle Woerdl, senior arts teacher, said she was delighted with the success of her students.

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“I am so delighted that the efforts of our filmmakers have been rewarded by being chosen for the Oska Bright Film Festival this year,” she said.

Rosie’s Dream was one of the films made by a class collaboration of performing arts, music and media at Woodlands Meed. Photo: Woodlands Meed.

“Our students have created brilliant works and to be part of the festival to share that with other filmmakers is just fantastic.”

Gabrielle added that it was a great achievement to have been chosen from 600 applications.

Oska Bright Film Festival aims to put people with learning disabilities, autism or Asperger’s syndrome on the big screen and show their bold and different work.

The festival is managed and animated by a team of ten mentally handicapped artists, all passionate about cinema.

It is presented by award-winning arts organization Carousel.

Working internationally with industry partners and funded by the BFI, the BAFTA qualifying Oska Bright Film Festival, promotes accessible screenings, organizes training for venues and develops the skills of aspiring filmmakers.

The event runs from March 16-22 in Brighton, across the UK and online.

Gerald R. Schneider