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Oska Bright to Host Cinema Industry Development Day

Oska Bright Film Festival will host a Cinema Industry Development Day to develop programming and access for learning disabled audiences.

The event will be held 14:00-18:00, Thursday, 21 July at BFI Southbank.

Attendees will learn how to develop your cinema’s programming for learning disabled audiences and prepare the best possible welcome. Learning disabled and autistic cinema enthusiasts will share what they love (and don’t love) about the cinema, and discuss what the cinemas of tomorrow could look like.

Venues with first-hand experience of enhancing their welcomes will talk about their work to engage meaningfully with these audiences. There will also be examples of lasting change which has resulted from bringing diverse voices into programming.

Participants will workshop ideas together, creating easy and sustainable next steps to take back to their organisations. The day will end with the creation of a group charter, with the aim of improving cinema provision for learning disabled people. A learning disability-focused network of cinema exhibitors will help support organisations as this network and provision expands.

Tickets cost £20.

If you have questions, please contact Oska Bright’s Lizzie Banks.

Book tickets here.

Help Oska Bright ensure they offer the right kind of support for the sector while meeting the needs of learning disabled people by filling in their survey, here.

Oska Bright Film Festival is the world’s leading festival for films made by, or featuring, people with learning disabilities or autism.

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