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Vote for our videos! 

13 Jun 18

We have received news from the Hothouse Theatre’s Nottingham Film Festival 2018 that our music video I Believe – Yolanda Adams and the Deaffest 2017 Promo have reached the online semi-final stage and they are calling for people to vote for their …


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‘I Believe’ to be screened at St Albans International Film Festival 2018  

31 May 18

We have received news recently that our music video, I Believe (Yolanda Adams), has been accepted to screen at St Albans International Film Festival 2018.


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I Believe wins Best Music Video and the Audience Award! 

30 May 18

We posted on 17th May that I Believe – Yolanda Adams had been selected for the Feel the Reel International Film Festival and asked for your vote, if you loved our music video.


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Vote for our music video! 

17 May 18

I Believe has been officially selected for Feel the Reel International Film Festival (April Edition).


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CKF International Film Festival News 

2 May 18

We’re excited to share the news that Deaffest’s music video I Believe has been selected for the April 2018 Edition of CKF International Film Festival (CKFIFF).


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‘I Believe’ wins Best Musical/Animation at the Seattle Deaf Film Festival 

25 Apr 18

Back in January, we revealed that our music video I Believe, by Yolande Adams, had been selected to be screened at the 4th Seattle Deaf Film Festival and we’re delighted to say that we won the Best Musical/Animation award! Such great news for …


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Deaf Youth Film and Performance Academy Update 

25 Apr 18

  As you are aware already, we have been working arduously in preparation for our Deaf Youth Film and Performance Academy.


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Important Information about Deaffest E-Newsletters 

25 Apr 18

From 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law is changing and we need to inform you of how we are using and storing your data.


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Looking Back on the Young Deaf Filmmakers Scheme 

18 Apr 18

It’s been over a decade since we did our Deaf Filmmakers project (funded by Mediabox), where budding young media enthusiasts took part in workshops.


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Chris Fonseca: Being a Deaf Choreographer & the Importance of Role Models 

11 Apr 18

Chris Fonseca talks about why the Deaf Youth Film and Performance Academy should happen and his experiences as a deaf choreographer: To help make the Deaf Youth Film and Performance Academy happen, please visit our Kickstarter page! Advertisements…


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Help make the DYFPA happen for young deaf people 

5 Apr 18

Award winning filmmaker Louis Neethling will be amongst the inspiring role models leading workshops at the Deaf Youth Film and Performance Academy.


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Winner of Best Music Video at LOCIFF 2018 

4 Apr 18

We shared the news last week that our music video I Believe would be shown at the London Cinematic International Film Festival and we’re delighted to say that it’s been recognised as the winner of the Best Music Video! The music video, …


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‘I Believe’ to be shown at London Cinematic International Film Festival 

27 Mar 18

The FIRST ever music video that Deaffest has created I Believe is among the official selection for the London Cinematic International Film Festival! The music video involved a collaboration of two amazingly talented Deaf professional artists from …


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Can young deaf people count on your support? 

22 Mar 18

Check out our newly launched crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and read about our fantastic project – the UK’s First Sign Musical Film!  Please share the news far and wide including on your own social media, let’s get as many people …


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SHIDFF 21st-23rd September 2018 

22 Mar 18

Last year we shared some exciting information about our Deaffest Co-Founders Nikki Stratton and Marilyn Willrich, when they took a trip to Shanghai! They worked in partnership with the organisation that set up the first ever Shanghai International …


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Call for support! 

18 Mar 18

Check out our newly launched crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and read about our fantastic project – the UK’s First Sign Musical Film!  Please share the news on your own social media, lets get as many people involved as possible! http://www.


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Oscars 2018: The Silent Child wins Best Short at the Academy Awards 

6 Mar 18

Like many of you out there, we have been eagerly awaiting the results of the 90th Academy Awards, which took place last Sunday 4th March.


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Deaf Youth Film and Performance Academy News 

6 Feb 18

Deaffest to run a residential Deaf Youth Film and Performance Academy for young deaf people this summer.


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The Silent Child Film Nominated for an Oscar 

23 Jan 18

We are overjoyed to share that the film ‘The Silent Child’ is amongst the Oscar 2018 nominees revealed today.


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‘I Believe’ To Be Screened At Seattle Deaf Film Festival 2018 

17 Jan 18

For those who attended Deaffest 2017 and had the opportunity to watch Deaffest’s first ever music video I Believe; we’re excited to let you know that this music video has been selected to be screened at the 4th Seattle Deaf Film Festival (SDFF).


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‘Now You See Me’ Symposium 

10 Jan 18

Last November our PR Liaison Officer, Louise Parrott, took a trip up to Scotland to attend the Now You See Me Symposium.


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Deaf Youth Film and Performance Academy 

12 Dec 17

  Deaffest to run a residential Deaf Youth Film and Performance Academy for young deaf people in the summer of 2018.


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Deaffest Co-founders’ Trip to Shanghai 

7 Dec 17

Deaffest Co-founders and Directors’ Unforgettable Trip to Shanghai! October/November 2017! By Nikki Stratton & Marilyn Willrich We were delighted and honoured to be invited to Shanghai by China’s Award winning Deaf talented Animator Sam Zheng (…


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Happy International Artist’s Day! 

25 Oct 17

Wishing all artists a Happy International Artist’s Day! Here’s something to look back at, some of the many inspiring artists involved in our previous festivals! Advertisements…


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Deaffest to announce new plans for 2018 

24 Oct 17

Deaffest’s previously annual festival is set to become a biennial event, with the next festival to be held in Spring 2019 and new plans introduced for 2018.


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Nikki Stratton Visit to Deaf Diaspora 2017 

17 Oct 17

The annual Deaf Diaspora 2017 was held in the coastal city of Brighton from 21st September to 1st October with the theme ‘Access to Arts’.


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Nikki’s Visit to the Encounters Short Film Festival 2017 

12 Oct 17

The 23rd Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival returned to Bristol from 19th-24th September 2017 with a selection of screenings, including films made by deaf filmmakers.


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Deaffest to announce new plans for 2018 

26 Sep 17

Deaffest’s previously annual festival is set to become a biennial event, with the next festival to be held in Spring 2019 and new plans introduced for 2018.


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Date of Next Deaffest 

2 Aug 17

I know some of you are keen to know the date of the next Deaffest festival and we will be making an announcement in near future! Meanwhile, if you would like to support Deaffest, whether that be by making a donation or through sponsorship – do get …


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Clin d’Oeil Festival Update 

13 Jul 17

Last week we shared the news that Co-Founders of Deaffest and Zebra Uno‘s Directors Nikki Stratton and Marilyn Willrich had joined the biennial deaf international arts festival Clin d’Oeil, which took place last weekend from 6th-9th July.


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Directors to visit Clin d’Oeil Festival 2017 

6 Jul 17

Deaffest Co-Founders and Zebra Uno’s Directors Nikki Stratton and Marilyn Willrich will be flying over to France this weekend to attend Clin d’Oeil Festival 2017.


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Deaffest 2017 Highlights 

22 Jun 17

Enjoy the Deaffest 2017 highlights! Big thanks to Adrean Mangiardi, Michael Ward, Samuel Ash and Thomas Hickman for producing this video.


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Deaffest 2017 Photos 

20 Jun 17

Deaffest 2017 photos are now available to view – click here to check them out! (Due to unforeseen circumstances we are currently experiencing issues with our current Flickr account and have set up a new temporary account so if you want to view the …


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An interview with James Carroll 

7 Jun 17

Some of you may be wondering who is behind the stylish Deaffest 2017 Film & TV awards – it was James Carroll, a local talent we discovered from a video online, where he made a film style sculpture for his friend’s birthday.


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Deaffest 2017 Photos by Willow Photography 

7 Jun 17

If you came along to #Deaffest 2017, then you might be spotted in one of the photos here! The photos are now available to order – click here to view them! Special thanks to Mark and Penny Mecklenburgh (Willow Photography) for the photos! We will …


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Young Deaffest 2017 Poster Competition: The Top Ten Entries 

1 Jun 17

View the top ten entries for the Young Deaffest 2017 Poster Competition…


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Happy Volunteers’ Week! 

1 Jun 17

Happy Volunteers’ Week – a big thank you to all of our incredible Deaffest volunteers who have supported our festivals.


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Deaffest 2017 Music Video 

23 May 17

The FIRST ever music video that Deaffest has created by combining TWO incredibly talented Deaf professional artists from the UK and US – Chris Fonseca and Rosa Lee Timm! The NDCS’s children were inspired by these brilliant Deaf role models and …


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Young Deaffest Film Award | 2017 

18 May 17

Deaffest 2017 Light House Media Centre Saturday 13th May 2017 Best Young Deaffest Film SSL | Dir.


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6th Film & TV Awards | 2017 

16 May 17

Deaffest 2017 Light House Media Centre Saturday 13th May 2017…


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Deaffest 2017 News Release 

16 May 17

  A celebration of Deaffest’s 12th year and the return of the biennial Film & TV Awards Gala.


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Thank You! 

14 May 17

We would like to say a big thank you to everybody involved in the festival.


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Awards Gala Ticket Update 

12 May 17

Tickets for the Film & TV Awards Gala have SOLD OUT! We are still selling tickets for the Late Night Deaf Party – click here to get your ticket…


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Promos Act 3 & 4: Behind the Scenes 

11 May 17

Find out how our Deaffest Promos (Act 3 & 4) were made, directed and edited by Rosie Benn…


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Deaffest’s Visit to Braidwood Trust for the Deaf 

7 May 17

Yesterday morning some members of the Deaffest team went on a little trip to visit Braidwood Trust School for the Deaf in Birmingham.


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Workshops at Deaffest 2017 

5 May 17

All workshops below will be taking place on Saturday 13th May 2017.


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Signed Song Music Video Weekend 

3 May 17

We recently shared news about how the Deaffest team had been very busy organising the signed song music video project, which took place recently in Birmingham from 20th to 23rd April 2017.


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The Return of the Fun Portrait Photoshoot! 

3 May 17

The fun portrait photoshoot will return, once again, to the Deaffest Late Night Deaf Party at Light House Media Centre on Saturday 13th May 2017.


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Meet the Panel Members 

30 Apr 17

International Creative Collaborations Taking place on stage on Saturday 13th May from 3.30pm to 4.10pm, with audience participation, the panel discussion aims to look at ways in which deaf artists, filmmakers or actors can collaborate with …


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Tickets for Film & TV Awards Gala and Late Night Deaf Party 

30 Apr 17

Pre-paid tickets (in the form of a wristband) for the Film & TV Awards Gala and Late Night Deaf Party can be collected from the Deaffest stall in the courtyard at Light House Media Centre on Saturday 13th May 10am to 4pm.







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