Oska Bright Film Festival 2024 First Look

The Cunning

The Oska Bright team is delighted to share this selection of highlights ahead of the festival. The festival will explore aspects of the human condition past and present, encompassing morality, conflict and death, from the witch trials of the Middle Ages through to more contemporary struggles, with a focus on LGBTQIA+ perspectives. Be prepared to rethink how you view learning disabilities and autism, as you witness the work of award-winning storytellers and filmmakers.

Join us following the screening to meet the Oska Bright team and filmmakers behind the festival.

Oska Bright Film Festival runs 11–17 March 2024 in Brighton and across the UK:

PROGRAMME (Total run time 100 mins)
Born to Dance with an Extra Chromosome
UK 2019. Dir Nikolay Nikolov. 10min. EST
Running with Trains
UK 2021. Dirs Ross and Ronnie Jameson. 4min. EST
Dead Cat Film
UK 2022. Dirs Josie Charles and Nathan Miller. 5min. Descriptive Subtitles (DS)
Content warning: Death of pets
Black Chalk
Argentina 2022. Dir Julieta Tetelbaum. 8min. EST. Content warning: Female masturbation
The Cunning
UK 2022. Dir Alex Maher. 14min. EST
Content warning: Scenes of blood/horror
Escape the Ordinary
UK 2019. Dir Ray Jacobs and Arty Party. 3min. EST
Dead Silent
UK 2022. Dir Miriam Fox. 12min.
Descriptive Subtitles (DS)
Content warning: Themes of suicide, loss, depression
Man without Direction
Sweden 2016. Dir Johannes Stjärne Nilsson. 15min. EST
Content warning: Includes violence, nudity and strong language
Good Vibrations
UK 2022. Dir Tamsin Louise Parker. 5min. EST
Italy 2019. Dir Daniele Bonarini. 13min. EST

We welcome your feedback on this screening.

BFI Southbank has been awarded the National Autistic Society’s Autism Friendly Award.

The next relaxed screenings are:
SPECIAL PEOPLE + Q&A with director Justin Edgar and actors Dominic Coleman & David Proud
Saturday 2 March 2024 15:50 NFT1
Thursday 21 March 2024 18:20 NFT3

Find out more at and

Relaxed Screenings

Screenings for neurodivergent audiences, with their companions and assistants.

• Customers can select their seats when they arrive in the auditorium.

• Please leave space between yourself and other groups and retain your selected seats for the duration of the performance if possible.

• We support you wearing a face covering if you choose to do so.

• You are welcome to take refreshments into the auditorium but no hot food please.

• Doors will open 30 minutes before the screening.

• No trailers will be shown.

• The programme will be introduced.

• Our house lights will remain on a low level throughout the screening, and the volume will be turned slightly down.

• You will be able to leave the auditorium and return during the screening.

• There will be a quiet space to use if you need to leave the auditorium.

• We understand you may make some noise.

• Please ask us if you need help.