Welcome

Sit Down, Shutup and Watch Film & New Media Festival is Australia’s premier learning disability-led film festival celebrating films and new media made by people with learning disability.

Everyone on the Steering Committee identifies as having a learning disability and they are putting their passion for films and film-making to work planning our third Festival which will be held over 19-20 October 2018! Entries for the 2018 Festival are now open so start planning and filming! Go to the Enter Your Film page for more information. *News flash: the deadline for entries has been extended to 30 June 2018*

The 2016 Festival audience described the films as “quirky”, “entertaining” and “diverse”. Check out the winner of the award for Best of Festival at the 2016 event: “I Am Runner” by Amechai Bawden.

Still from the film I Am Runner shows Amechai Bawden running up a grassy hill under a partly cloudy sky

Like its sister film festival, Oska Bright Film Festival in the UK, Sit Down Shutup and Watch is raising awareness on a growing international learning disability-led screen culture that seeks to promote cultural change, social inclusion and acceptance of high quality, original work by filmmakers with a learning disability.