If you are a neurodivergent or learning disabled artist that expresses themselves through film then Sit Down Shutup and Watch (SDSW) is your festival!
In 2024, SDSW will continue its expanded online format and will also host face-to-face screenings and red carpet events in Brighton, SA and in regional South Australia.
SDSW 2024 will be a festival of multiple screenings, dynamic workshops, topical talks and interactive trans global activities.
With online viewing making the festival more accessible, in 2024 we anticipate an even bigger audience to attend our even more accessible festival.
Watch this space for event details as we harvest our creative ideas.
The Sit Down, Shutup and Watch Screen Festival Awards celebrate and acknowledge the work of neurodivergent and learning disabled filmmakers. Awards are presented in multiple areas.
This festival only accepts submissions from neurodivergent and learning disabled filmmakers and screen artists.
Only neurodivergent and learning disabled filmmakers and screen artists can enter content.
Non-disabled people and organisations can give support and advice.
Films must be 15 mins or under not including Credits.
For accessibility, films must have Closed Captions (in English) even if the dialogue is in English.
The content you submit must be your own work.
We will not accept films that breach international copyright laws.
The music you use must either be licensed to you, or free to use under creative commons, or be made by you.
In summary, you must have permission in writing to use all the music, sound and images of people in your film.
Any content that is offensive, discriminatory or illegal will not be accepted.
All Filmmakers must email email@example.com to obtain the relevant Entry and Permission forms.
Films should be submitted in the following format:
File type -.MOV files or MP4
Compression - H.264
Ratio format -1920 x 1080p
Colour encoding system - PAL