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Past Event
Film & Visual Arts

Oska Bright Film Festival 2024: Family Values

Thu 14 Mar 2024

Family life is often complicated. This screening explores the lengths we go to in order to protect our families and whether it’s for better or worse. This screening is presented in collaboration with BFI NETWORK South East. There will be a Q&A with a filmmaker followed by networking and drinks.

In this screening:



Samuel Dore, UK • 10 mins 41 secs

A grieving family discovers an unusual way to connect with an autistic child.


Helen Simmons, UK • 13 mins 51 secs

Jen’s past catches up with her when she takes her autistic son to a birthday party in her home town.

Monico Perseus

Alfie Stewart, UK • 7 mins 24 secs

Ash escapes from a juvenile detention centre and journeys through the marshes to rescue his older brother from their abusive, alcoholic father.


Lucy McNulty, Emma Pollard, Canada • 14 mins

When Sam splits up with her partner she moves back into her childhood home with her mother and neurodivergent brother.


Simon Smith, UK • 19 mins

Explore the relationship between a mother and her autistic daughter, and their fascination with the starling murmurations.

Stones and Dust

Daniel McGowan, UK • 22 mins 46 secs

Carys visits her brother and dying father in Wales, as he tries to make amends for years of neglect.