We have more workshops planned for early 2020 so stay tuned for details!


Dream It, Screen It
In October, the SDSW Committee delivered a week-long disability led film making workshop called Dream It, Screen It in Whyalla, South Australia. The workshop was an enormous success!

The participants gained an overview of every aspect of film making and then made their own film: Clown Crime – A Silent Musical, even devising and recording their own soundtrack. The film will be shown at the Whyalla Film Festival in 2020.

Sit Down Shutup and Watch received funding from the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund through Country Arts SA to deliver Dream It, Screen It, in collaboration with YMCA’s Leap Takers program and Whyalla City Council.

See Whyalla News’ story about this by clicking here.


Sit Down Shutup and Watch offered one-hour ‘Create your own Digital Profile’ workshops on both mornings of the 2018 Festival. Participants chose props, music and a narrative to tell their personal story which was then professionally edited into a short video. The workshop cost $15 per person ($12 for concession card holders) and included a USB containing the digital profile to take home.

Laurence Byrne appears in his own digital profile

Virtual Reality Masterclass presented by Simon Wilkinson

Simon Wilkinson delivered a week-long Masterclass prior to the 2018 SDSW Festival to introduce South Australian filmmakers with a disability to the amazing world of virtual reality.

Working with the software that virtual reality artists use, disability filmmakers will be given an opportunity to create their own VR artworks, learning how to transform drawings and paintings into incredible virtual worlds.

Simon’s visit and Masterclass was made possible through the Richard Llewellyn Deaf and Disability Arts (RLDDA) program of Arts South Australia.

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