We're just two weeks away from the 9th Hong Kong International Deaf Film Festival and we can't wait! Members from our cast and crew will be flying out to join in the festivities! Be sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts for coverage of the event. You can check out the film festival's program by clicking here. We will be screening in Programme 4: Special Selection from US Deaf Film Festival The Strength Within You, on 4/5 (Sat) 7:30pm.
We just received word that our film will be screening at the 1904 Deaf Film Festival in St. Louis, MO! It will be a part of the Deaf Visual Arts Festival taking place April 25th - 27th.
This film festival was inspired by the call by National Association of the Deaf (NAD) 6th President, Dr. James L. Smith, to preserve sign language, at its national convention during the World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904. At that convention, George W. Veditz was elected as the 7th president of NAD. George W. Veditz led the production of the infamous film, "The Preservation of Sign Language", completed in 1913. In 2010, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
With the call for "The Preservation of Sign Language", DEAF, Inc. established the 1904 Deaf Film Festival, which will be hosted during its Deaf Visual Arts Festival (DVAF), to champion the emerging deaf filmmaking talents and their work, and at the same time preserve any type of sign languages (domestic or foreign)
Stay tune for more updates and festival screenings!
We are excited to announce that our film will be screening at the Hong Kong International Deaf Film Festival!
This festival started in September 2010, with the Hong Kong Association of the Deaf, Asian People's Theatre Festival Society and Hong Kong Arts Centre. They worked hand in hand with many Deaf organizations, to staged the first ever Hong Kong International Deaf Film Festival in Asia. They started the festival with the financial support of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and with a strong determination and belief in equal opportunity and embracing diversity.
This is the first time Awkward Silence will be shown over seas. We would like to thank TSWY International Film Festival for inviting us to be part of the US showcase at the festival. Stay tune for more updates and photos from the festival!
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