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Deaffest 2016 Mockumentary to screen at TSWY Film Festival 

18 Sep 18

Deaffest 2016 Mockumentary will be screened at The Strength Within You’s 2nd International Film Festival.


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Exhibit your work at Deaffest 2019 

5 Sep 18

The UK’s leading Deaf-led Film & Arts Festival Deaffest is looking for deaf artists and photographers to exhibit their creative work at our 13th Festival.


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Sign up for Deaffest e-newsletters 

30 Aug 18

Want us to email you the latest news from Deaffest? You can keep up to date and not miss out on anything! [Maybe be clearer what you will send – compile a paragraph etc] You can enter your email address at this web address: http://eepurl.


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Deaffest 2019 

29 Aug 18

  Deaffest 2019 will be returning to Wolverhampton, UK from the Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May 2019, with the theme: ‘Share Your Story’.


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News Release: ‘Share Your Story’ at Deaffest 2019 

23 Aug 18

Theme revealed for Deaffest 2019 – celebrate the storytelling tradition.


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Hold a stall at Deaffest 2019 

23 Aug 18

Stallholders are welcome to promote their charity/business or to sell products/creative work/food at Deaffest 2019.


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Deaffest 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities 

23 Aug 18

Deaffest welcomes sponsors who would like to support Deaffest 2019.


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Deaffest 2019 calls for film submissions 

23 Aug 18

Submit your film to Deaffest 2019! Deaffest would like to invite UK and International emerging and established deaf filmmakers, and those whose films have significant deaf involvement, to submit their films to the 13th film and arts festival, taking …


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The first ever Shanghai International Deaf Film Festival (SHIDFF) to take place soon! 

22 Aug 18

We shared the news last December, that Deaffest Founders & Directors Nikki Stratton and Marilyn had flown over to Shanghai, where they worked in partnership with Shanghai International Deaf Film Festival (SHIDFF) to organise their first ever film …


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Cornwall Mini Deaffest 2018 

2 Aug 18

Zebra Access to launch the first ever mini Deaffest, Deaf Film & Arts festival in Cornwall.


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Deaffest 2017 Promo Wins Award! 

25 Jul 18

Earlier this month we shared that our Deaffest 2017 promo had gotten through to the final round for Best Advert/Trailer at the Hothouse Theatre’s Nottingham Film Festival 2018.


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‘I Believe’ to be shown at the Vagabond Film Festival later this month 

18 Jul 18

We have received news that ‘I Believe’ by Yolanda Adams will be screened at the Vagabond Film Festival as part of Deaf Culture into Light, a showcase of short deaf films.


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Young Deaffest 2019 Art Competition 

18 Jul 18

Create your own character for Young Deaffest 2019 For the first time ever, the UK’s leading Deaf-led Film & Arts Festival Deaffest is looking for a new character to feature in Young Deaffest 2019.


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Nottingham Film Festival 2018 Update 

5 Jul 18

We asked you to vote for our videos a while ago and while I Believe didn’t get through to the final round, we’re delighted to share that the Deaffest 2017 promo has gotten through to the final round for Best Advert/Trailer at the Hothouse …


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Nikki Stratton’s Day Out at the Royal Windsor Cup 2018 

28 Jun 18

Sunday 24th June 2018 has been an absolutely wonderful day for Deaffest’s Co-Founder and Co-Director Nikki Stratton, who attended the Royal Windsor Cup 2018.


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Nikki Stratton to Attend Royal Windsor Cup 2018 

20 Jun 18

Deaffest’s Co-Founder and Co-Director Nikki Stratton will have the pleasure of attending the Royal Windsor Cup this Sunday 24th June 2018.


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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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