After the success of London Short Film Festival’s first screening exclusively for Deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences this January, we’re proud to present a nationwide tour of Lives in Sign Language, made possible with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.
Curated by LSFF’s young Deaf programmer Zoë McWhinney, we present a fresh selection of contemporary short films foregrounding the richness of D/deaf culture and experience, including this year’s Academy Award winner for Best Short Film, The Silent Child. These shorts span genres – from comedy, romance, horror – to bring the stories of D/deaf characters to the screen in a space inclusive for all, but tailored specifically to the needs of D/deaf cinema-goers.
All films will include BSL dialogue and/or subtitles, and additional BSL support where necessary, and the programme will be introduced on screen by programmer Zoë McWhinney.
9 April – Showroom Workstation, Sheffield
14 April – The Dukes, Lancaster
16 April – The Depot, Lewes
25 April – Glasgow Film Theatre
12th May – Derby QUAD
BSL interpretation, HoH subtitles