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Sheffield: Lives In Sign Languages: shorts for D/deaf audiences

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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.

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.

Nonsense, Max Clendaniel, 10’ (UK)
BSL and English/HoH subtitles

The Silent Child, Chris Overton, 20’ (UK)
BSL and English subtitles, with additional BSL support

My House, William Horsefield, 8’ (UK)

Imagine, Samuel Ash, 5’ (UK)
BSL, English/HoH subtitles

Deaf, Lina Jakobi, 5’
English/HoH subtitles

A Love Divided, Ian Bustard, 24’ (UK)
English/HoH subtitles

Dawn of the Deaf, Rob Savage, 12’
BSL, English subtitles