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Encounters Deaf Shorts 2019

15 Sep 2019

Directed by

Various

Deaf Encounters

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

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 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