A Film Festival dedicated to promote Deaf Talent opportunity in the film industry. It is not a regular Deaf Film Festival, just like TSWY series concept, it encourages the participant filmmakers to involve both Deaf and Hearing crew and cast members to find the experience of working together as a team.
Best Woman Filmmaker
The festival also has non-competition category which will give the opportunity for all filmmaker to expose their work on public venue. Something that is very rare for the Deaf community.
Screening on November 4th at 7:30pm
FESTIVAL: November 4th and 5th
Saturday, November 4
3pm - Screening
Opening: TSWY Film Series
A Suicidal Matter
5:30 - Filmmakers Panel with Q&A Section
Host: Katia Belas - Producer/Creator/Director - The Strength Within You Film Series
Bob Hiltermann - Actor/Director - Best known for his work on the starting of Deaf West Theatre, Oscar Winning Film "Children of a Lesser God" and TV Show "All My Children"
Trudy Sargent - Award Winner Director - Be-YOU-tiful
Danny Blair - Exec Producer - Found on South Street
Nathan Alan Thomas - Director - Body Language
Rory Dering - Director - Pittsburgh
Isaiah Moore - Director / Kelse Whitfield - Producer - Mute
Colin Campbell - Director/ Producer - The Sound of Fear
More Filmmakers Panelists to be announced
7:30 - Screening (*PG, strong graphic exposure of blood and wounds)
Dawn of the Deaf
Found on South Street
**The festival will be video hosted by Tommy Korn
Sunday, November 5
3pm - Screening
The Quiet Ones
The Deaf and Dumb
Sound of Fear
(all films participating for competition are eligible for Audience Award) Audience attending this screening is welcome to vote.
Special: Pre-view of "Talk to the Hands"
7pm - VIP Reception, Red-Carpet & Award Ceremony
(Red carpet, Award distribution, filmmakers network and Special Celebrity Guests) (hors d'oeuvre will be served)
***The VIP Reception will be hosted by Lindsay Kate
Meet the judges
Trudy Sargent - International Award winner director/producer.
As part of the TSWY Series, she worked with Deaf Talents during the production of Be-YOU-tiful.
Jules Dameron - Award winner director who happens to be Deaf. Among many short films, webseries and music videos, she is now the producer of DTV Network and TruBiz.
Michael Ross - Screenwriter. He wrote and worked for the Peabody Award winner Freeform TV show "Switched at Birth" where half of the cast were Deaf Talents.