Encounters Deaf Shorts 2019 + Q&A - Part of Derby Signfest


Encounters Deaf Shorts 2019 (15) S
Post screening Q&A with Filmmaker Louise Stern (BSL interpreted)

Encounters Deaf Shorts 2019 is a new collection of live action short films that aim to normalise on screen D/deafness. This year’s programme gives a nod to the centenary of the suffragette movement with all leading roles being played by D/deaf women. The programme was curated by Encounters Film Festival - the UK’s leading short film and animation festival, accredited to three major global awards: the Oscars, BAFTAs and European Film Awards. 

The shorts featured are: The Last Time I Saw You, You’re Lost, Little Girl, A Woman Like Me, Boat and the latest winner of the Encounters Deaf Shorts Showcase award: To Know Him. The films will feature subtitles.

The screening will be followed by an BSL interpreted Q&A with Deaf Filmmaker Louise Stern who’s film Boat is featured in the programme. Louise Stern is the fourth generation deaf on her father’s side. She uses various forms of language to explore communication and isolation, working in literature, visual art, performance and film where she was assistant to filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson. 

Screening to celebrate Derby Signfest Festival - 9th - 15th September 2019 
For full festival listings see: www.derbysignfest.co.uk  @derbysignfest @DSignfest

Please note: This screening will start promptly at 2pm

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place Cathedral Quarter Derby DE1 3AS

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