Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival 2017

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Deaf Shorts Showcase

Image: Swimming in the Desert by Alvaro Ron

Following on from the success of last year’s Sign of The Times programme this year Encounters is introducing a new Deaf Shorts award. The films selected for this programme feature the representation of Deafness not as the main form of conflict but as part of a wider narrative. The filmmakers come from both Deaf and hearing backgrounds, however the end results present a unique representation of the Deaf community in the 21st Century.

Programmed in partnership by Deaf filmmaker and artist, David Ellington, and Festival Director, Rich Warren, this programme will be introduced in BSL.