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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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Filming & Photography Notice 

30 Apr 17

Filming and photography by the Deaffest media team will take place throughout Deaffest 2017 (12th – 14th May 2017).


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Deaffest 2017: Important Information 

30 Apr 17

Deaffest 2017 Rules: Only food and drink purchased on the premises can be consumed within the Light House Media Centre.


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Adults Comedy Workshop 

28 Apr 17

John Smith Adults Comedy Workshop (Suitable for age 16 and over) Date: Saturday 13th May 2017 Location: Cinema Two, Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT Times: 2.30pm – 5.30pm Try your skills at comedy performance with tips and …


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Visual Vernacular Workshop 

24 Apr 17

Giuseppe Giuranna Visual Vernacular Workshop (Suitable for over 18) “VV Maestro” Giuseppe Giuranna from Berlin gives students a unique opportunity to learn this fascinating art from a world expert! Date: Saturday 13th May 2017 Location: Light …


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The Crimplene Crusaders 

19 Apr 17

Saturday 13th May 2017: The Crimplene Crusaders by Vamos Theatre These octogenarian upholders of moral values are out and about with one thing on their minds; to keep standards high.


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Deaffest Promo 4 

12 Apr 17

Enjoy our new promo featuring talented deaf actor, VV performer and comedian Adam Bassett…


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Accessibility 

12 Apr 17

The spaces at the Light House Media Centre are wheelchair accessible.


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Signed Song Music Video Project News 

12 Apr 17

The team has been busy organising the signed song music video project, which is happening this month.


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Volunteering at Deaffest 2017 Update 

7 Apr 17

The deadline to volunteer at Deaffest 2017 has now passed.


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Filming Permission 

6 Apr 17

Anyone who would like to do some filming at Deaffest 2017 must contact us for permission.


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Exhibiting Artists’ Talk 

5 Apr 17

Want to find out more about the inspiration and techniques behind some of the pictures in our Deaf Art & Photography Exhibition?   Some of our exhibiting artists/photographers will be giving a short talk about their work on Saturday 13th May 2017 …


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Stalls Fair 

5 Apr 17

Saturday 13th May 2017 10.00am – 4.00pm Deaffest Stalls Fair Courtyard, Light House Throughout the day at Light House you can browse the stalls fair out in the courtyard.


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D-PAN Presentation by Sean Forbes 

23 Mar 17

Deaf Performing Arts Network presentation by Sean Forbes Date: Saturday 13th May 2017 Location: Studio Cinema, Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT Times: 11.30am – 12.30pm Who is Sean Forbes? He’s from Detroit, he’s a musician, an …


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Keep up with our news 

23 Mar 17

Please do check our website regularly for our latest news and if you feel that any of the information isn’t clear, or have any concerns/questions – do get in touch with us at enquiries@deaffest.


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Winner of Young Deaffest 2017 Poster Competition 

22 Mar 17

We’re delighted to announce the winning poster for Young Deaffest 2017! Congratulations to Katrina (aged 13) for her fantastic poster.


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Young Deaffest 2017 Mistresses of Ceremonies 

22 Mar 17

Meet the Up For It? Presenters Mia Ward and Rosie Benn! “Hi my name is Rosie Benn! I’m 22 years old and I live in the UK.


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Acting Masterclass with Brian Duffy and Sean Berdy 

21 Mar 17

Acting Masterclass with Brian Duffy and Sean Berdy Date: Saturday 13th May 2017 (Suitable for over 18) Location: Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT Times: 11.00am – 12.30pm Join award-winning actor, director, and screenwriter Brian …


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Young Deaffest Award: Meet the Judge 

15 Mar 17

From Bristol via Sheffield and London, William Mager is an award-winning filmmaker and writer and the Series Producer of BBC See Hear, now in its 37th Series.


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Deaffest Promo 3 

15 Mar 17

Here’s something to look forward to…


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Film & TV Awards: Meet the Judges 

14 Mar 17

JOHN FINN | FILMMAKER John aspired to be a filmmaker from the age of 4.


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Deaffest 2017 Nominations 

9 Mar 17

Shortlisted films for Deaffest 2017 Film & TV Awards Dawn of the Deaf | Dir.


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Promos Act 1 & 2: Behind the Scenes 

8 Mar 17

Find out how our Deaffest Promos (Act 1 & 2) were made, by Rosie Benn with support from Samuel Ash.


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VV Workshop 

8 Mar 17

Giuseppe Giuranna Visual Vernacular Workshop (Suitable for over 18) Location: Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT Times: 11.15am – 1.45pm “VV Maestro” Giuseppe Giuranna from Berlin gives students a unique opportunity to learn this …


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An Afternoon with Sean Berdy 

7 Mar 17

An afternoon with Sean Berdy Location: Cinema One, Light House Media, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT Times: 2.00pm – 3.30pm Sean Berdy, best known for his portrayal of the “Deaf James Dean” character, Emmett, on “Switched at Birth,” delivers …


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University of Wolverhampton as Main Sponsor of Deaffest 2017 

2 Mar 17

The University of Wolverhampton are, once again, the main sponsors of Deaffest 2017 and we’re delighted to have their continuous support! Click here for the news release.


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Funding News 

2 Mar 17

Deaffest is delighted to announce that we have received funding and support from the Arts Council and with support of the BFI Film Festival Fund, awards funds from The National Lottery.


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Deaffest 2017 Master of Ceremonies 

1 Mar 17

Here is what you need to know about Douglas Ridloff.


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Deaffest Promo 2 

22 Feb 17

Did you enjoy our recent promo? Well, we have more for you! Click below to find out what we’re up to…







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