For the first time in the Northwest, audiences can expect to see films created by, for, or about the deaf community, in generes ranging from documentary to drama to comedy to animation, in the Seattle Deaf Film Festival. The event will be held at the University of Washington, March 30 through April 1. The festival is presented by Deaf Spotlight, a non-profit that focuses on the culture and creativity of the deaf community and is sponsored by the UW’s ASL (American Sign Language) and Deaf Studies Program.
Feature films and shorts have been submitted from the U.S., England, France, Thailand, South Korea, the Philippines, South Africa, and Mexico. All films will have subtitles, including subtitled translations when the actors sign rather than speak.
The Seattle Deaf Film Festival will be held in 120 Kane Hall. A schedule of films and ticket prices will be posted on Deaf Spotlight’s website in early February, at www.deafspotlight .com.