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Oska Bright Presents...Something Twisted (15)

Oska Bright Film Festival 2022

An animated green monster dog in a bowler hat with shining eyes

Haunted scarecrows, menacing wolves and indescribable space creatures abound in this programme of weird and wonderful shorts that definitely take a walk on the wild side, curated by Oska Bright. 

This selection of the most unexplained, unexpected and experimental films from the Oska Bright Film Festival features horror, sci-fi, experimenta and a couple of dark comedies. From hypnotic Icelandic ink-based visuals to Romanian satires on US paranoia, from creepy distortions of childhood TV tales to all-out pumpkin carnage, this programme has something for everyone, if you dare…

Tagged with: Cinema Relaxed Screenings

Please note some of these films contain strong language, sexual themes and violence.


You Will Fail Her
A one-woman performance about mental health and the educational apartheid that blights British society. 
UK 2019 Dir Lennie Varvarides & Kazimir Bielecki 10 min

Life Like Colour
“Dreams in colours, I fear that I'm going to lose someone that I love, someone dear to my heart.” The film is a part of the Nordic collaboration Out by Art.
Iceland 2019 Dir Birkir Sigurðsson 5 min

Frederik attempts to create the safest place possible, where he is protected by his lovely walls, in a room filled with guns.
Romania 2019 Dir George ve Gänæaard & Horia Cucută 2 min

What’s the Time
It’s a beautiful day in Margery Daw, the land where the Dollykins live. Red, Yellow and Blue live in the house together and go on a gentle walk in the forest.
UK 2019 Dir William Hanekom 7 min

Bad News
Shock. Fear. Chaos. Panic. Adjectives that sell, that grab you, swallow you whole and make you cough up for more.
UK 2022 Dir Miriam Fox 2 min

Dead Susan
Elaine meets with a grief counsellor as she comes to terms with the death of her best friend but finds she can’t keep anything secret from him.
UK 2022 Dir Scar Ward 9 min

X-Ray Eyes
This short twists and turns like a rollercoaster, in a circle, suggesting the development of a new worldview, somewhere between past and future.
Germany 2022 Dir Christian Hebel 4 min

The Scarecrow
Who likes licorice? All is not what it seems in this eerie tale.
Sweden 2022 Dir Charlie Halldén 2 min

In My Darkness I Stand Affected
A visualisation of a series of poems written by Sofia Olsson, depicting a life of wonder and darkness.
Sweden 2022 Dir Sofia Olsson, Sebastian Pommer 5 min

In this dark, comic sci-fi, stressed-out student Elijah is heartbroken and will do anything to get his ex back. The answer is just one click away…
UK 2022 Dir Ka-miller Reid, Conor Powell 5 min

Halloween Massacre 2
A bunch of pumpkins are bought from a farm, ready for Halloween carving. Whilst left alone, they plan to make their escape with messy consequences.
UK 2019 Dirs Chris Rumens, Rob Nettleton 4 min

An experimental film following the journey of a space creature. Become immersed in the experience of growing up on the autism spectrum.
US 2022 Dir Devon Leaver 9 min

How is this screening Relaxed?

A relaxed event takes place in an environment that is specially tailored for a neurodiverse audience, as well as those who find a more informal setting beneficial. 

The cinema environment is tailored to the needs of the audience.

For this screening:

- The lights are dimmed, though not off.

- The volume levels a little lower than usual.

- You are free to move around the screen and to enter and exit the cinema at any time, with easy access for any wheelchair users.

- You're free to make noise in these screenings. 

- Staff are trained and ready to assist with any help you or other audience members may need while you're at the cinema at Barbican.

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