Sit Down Shutup & Watch! | Learning Disability Led Film Festival | 14 Oct 2020

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Sit Down, Shutup and Watch! Film Festival

Sit Down Shutup & Watch! Film and New Media Festival (SDSW) will be launching online from 14 October, Wednesdays – Fridays (10:30am), till the 25 October 2020. Running concurrently to the Adelaide Film Festival, SDSW is a biennial, international festival of work by filmmakers with learning disability.

Screening over 40 of the best film and new media works by filmmakers with learning disability, the 2020 SDSW Festival is ready to roll out, COVID-safe, online, free to watch through the SDSW website, on Facebook or YouTube.

Photo: Piri Eddy

Sit Down Shutup and Watch Film & New Media Festival! showcases short films where a person with a learning disability is at the heart of the creative process. In 2020 over 500 international entries were received by the SDSW Steering Committee, vying for a chance to be a part of the Festival.

Established in 2014, the biennial, Sit Down Shutup & Watch Film & New Media Festival! is uniquely, 100% learning disability-led, by the SDSW Steering Committee, made up of South Australian Filmmakers, Performers, and Visual Artists with a learning disability.

The online live screenings will be presented by members of the SDSW Steering Committee and will have the opportunity for viewers to chat live. After each live session, the films will be available to view on demand via the SDSW Festival website, Facebook and YouTube.

Online Festival Schedule:

  • Wednesday 14 October Day One: Opening Day – live at 10.30am (ACST)
  • Thursday 15 October Day Two: live at 10.30am (ACST)
  • Friday 16 October Day Three: live at 10.30am (ACST)
  • Wednesday 21 October Day Four: live at 10.30am (ACST)
  • Thursday 22 October Day Five: live at 10.30am (ACST)
  • Friday 23 October Day Six: live at 10.30am (ACST)
  • Sunday 25 October Day Seven: Best Of SDSW Screening at Adelaide Film Festival, Palace Nova Eastend Cinema – live at 10.30am (ACST) and SDSW Award Winners Announced. 

Best of SDSW Screening:

When: 10.30am Sunday 25 October 2020

Although the SDSW Festival predominantly screens online this year, Adelaide audiences have the chance to catch the ‘Best of SDSW’ on the big screen as part of the Adelaide Film Festival, Sunday 25 October, 10:30am at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas.

Tickets: $10-20


Virtually Together:

Alongside the 2020 Festival, the SDSW Steering Committee will ‘soft launch’ a new virtual reality project they have been working on, called Virtually Together, collaborating with one of Europe’s leading VR practitioners, BrightBlack UK.

Virtually Together is a ‘world build’, where participants will be invited to contribute their ideas to what our Virtually Together world will look like, what you can do there, and more. Accessible via the web or on your own VR headset, the first ’session’ will take place in week two of the Festival.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the SDSW website here

What:  Sit Down, Shutup and Watch! Film Festival

When:    Wednesday 14 – Sunday 25 October 2020 | Wednesdays – Fridays 10:30am

Where:   Online 

Who:   Check the film rating

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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