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. 

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.