Oska Bright Film Festival presents Queer Freedom

Saturday 27th April 2019, 10.30 – 11.30am

Gulbenkian Cinema

30 minute screening, followed by 30 minute panel with film-makers. Certified 15. 

A collection of short films celebrating the queer community, love and self-expression. Featuring John and Michael (Canada), which pays tribute to two men with Down’s Syndrome who shared an intimate and profoundly loving relationship, and Life on Two Spectrums, which follows ‘Tia Anna’ a drag queen with Asperger’s.

Key Themes

LGBTQ+, disability, family relationships, romantic relationships, animation, performance, communication, knowing yourself, knowing others.

Negative Triggers

Themes of death and loss.

Detailed information

Total Black out (audience)?:  No

What is the audience lighting level?:  Medium

Flashing Lights or strobe: Animated depiction of lightning

Loud sounds/noises (inc. music): Sounds of thunder but not especially loud, alarm clock ringing,

Repetitive noises: No

Drums: Drum beat during the Oska Films thumbnail bit at the very start and end

High-pitched tones: Some music with high pitched chiming sounds for approx 30 seconds

Unexpected sounds (eg. Crash): alarm clock ringing

Is there background sound/music: Yes

Interactivity and Participation

Audience invited on stage?: No

Artist goes into the audience?: No

Workshop/manual activity: No

Are participants required to:

Walk around?: no

Undertake directed movement?: no

Read?: All four films have English subtitles. The third film is in Spanish and so reading the subtitles is necessary to fully comprehend the film, the fourth film has no spoken words but the song lyrics are subtitled.

Draw?: no

Construct things?: no

Paint: No

Sing: No

Participate in pairs or groups with others: No

Other Details:

Attention Span Information

Is there an intermission?: No, but there might be a few minutes between the screening and the panel where we set up the chairs.

Do the audience need to sit in one place during the show: No

Is it okay for audience members to make a noise/move around during the show (ie: a relaxed performance): Yes

Is there an introduction and if so how long is it: The speakers will be introduced, 20 seconds.

Senses, Emotions and Effects

Does it have any distinctive smells: n/a

Does it have any other special effects (eg: smoke machine, bubbles etc): n/a

Does it involve exploring any textures, and if so please specify: n/a

Are balloons used?: No

Do any of the characters express anger: No

To what extent is your show dialogue driven: Somewhat.