Sit Down Shut up and Watch
SDSW is a learning disability led collective which presents an international film and new media festival every two years. The festival features the work of film-makers with a learning disability. SDSW also promotes skills development for learning disabled film-makers through workshops and online resources.
Sit Down Shutup and Watch’s Vision is to live in a world where learning disabled people achieve their creative dreams and screen their work in Times Square, on iPhones and on every screen in between.
The SDSW Committee is made up of filmmakers and artists with learning disability:
Lee Witczak – Chair
Sara Egarr – Chair in Training
The 2020 Sit Down Shutup and Watch Film & New Media Festival was the Committee’s fourth festival and was screened primarily online with the theme ‘Virtually Together’. The inaugural festival was held in 2014 in Angaston, South Australia.
Entries are open for the 2022 Festival!
The Sit Down Shutup and Watch film festival will be on again over 19-30 October 2022.
Entries are now open for films that were made with a learning disabled person in a key creative role.
Films can be submitted on Film Freeway with a $15 entry fee. Use discount code SDSW100 for free entry.
Entries must be submitted by 31 July 2022.