The 2018 Sit Down Shutup and Watch Film & New Media Festival (SDSW) will break new ground in more ways than one.
It will be the first time the learning disability led Festival has been held over two days. Based at the Angaston Town Hall, the festival will include films, workshops, keynotes and social events, including a networking dinner and Red Carpet Awards ceremony.
International keynote speaker, Simon Wilkinson, will bring his cutting edge experience in virtual reality and transmedia storytelling to the Barossa Valley for the Festival.
South Australia’s inaugural Beats nightclub – featuring DJs, hip hop, and dancing until late – will bring a party vibe to the Friday night of the Festival.
Festival Steering Committee Chair Lee Witczak says, “We are so excited about what the 2018 Festival holds. We’ve had a record number of films entered from all over the world, and having Simon Wilkinson as our keynote speaker is such a coup for our Festival, and our state.”
Pat Rix, CEO of Tutti Arts which is a driving force behind SDSW, says, “This Festival is going to open virtual doors to new worlds for people with learning disabilities. Not only will we see their experiences on the big screen, but there will be opportunities to explore the virtual world, and to be part of nightlife which is too often off-limits to people with a disability.”
All films are G-rated and captioned.
2018 Sit Down Shutup and Watch Film & New Media Festival runs from 19th-20th October 2018 in Angaston, South Australia.
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