About Us

Sit Down, Shutup and Watch Film & New Media Festival is Australia’s premier film festival for films made by people with a learning disability.

Everyone on the Steering Committee identifies as having a learning disability and are putting their passion for films and filmmaking to work planning our second Festival!

SDSW 2016 will be held at Angaston Town Hall, in the beautiful Barossa Valley, South Australia on  Friday 21 October 2016.

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.

Start filming! We are now taking entries for SDSW 2016, criteria and requirements for film submissions are on our 2016 Entry Form  

Come and join us for our second festival – 21 October 2016!