Sit Down, Shutup and Watch is an South Australian based film festival celebrating its first year in 2014. The festival was created to share creative works created by people with a learning disability. It's an opportunity for their works to reach a larger audience and get the recognition they deserve. The festival is being held at the Angaston Town Hall on the 31st of October.
The festival is split into three individual sessions, featuring short films that fall under a range of themes. You can purchase tickets to the individual sessions for $10 each, or you can purchase a two session ticket for $15 and all session tickets for $20. It makes the festival hugely affordable, whether you want to head to all sessions or just one. Companion card holders can book tickets for free as long as they bring along their companion card and area accompanied by a full-fee paying ticket holder.
Session 1, the festival opening, starts with six short films about relationships followed by the first 'films that make us think' and 'animation' sessions, and finally 'films that make us sing and dance'.
Session 2 features 'films and make us smile' and 'spooky stuff' as well as the second sessions of 'films that make us think' and 'animation'.
Session 3, the final session, features some international films with the Best of the Oska Bright Film Festival and a special screening of Israeli film 'A Reason to Stay'.
You can also purchase tickets to the red carpet event where filmmakers will receive awards in a range of different categories.
For more about the festival head to the Sit Down, Shut Up and Watch Facebook page or check out their website. Whether you're into film making, or just like checking out something new, Sit Down, Shut Up and Watch is a great initiative that is sure to provide a lot of entertainment. You can purchase tickets to all sessions or to the red carpet event online.
If you miss out on the festival there will be a 'Best of the Fest' screening in Adelaide on November 8th.