SILENT WORLD (Deaf Shorts)
The films selected for this programme feature the representation of Deafness not as the main form of conflict but as part of a wider narrative. The filmmakers come from both Deaf and hearing backgrounds; however, the end results present a unique representation of the Deaf community in the 21st Century.
Silent World (Dir: Charlie Dennis)
SILENT WORLD is a creative exploration and amplification of the covid-19 pandemic as experienced from the eyes of Signkid, a deaf-rapper in London. Imagine a deadly gas is killing people. No one explains in YOUR language how to stay alive.
Signs & Gestures (Dir: Itandehui Jansen)
Florist Clara relies on smell, touch and sound. She has recently been chatting with Art student Simon through a dating app. They arrange to meet in person. However, during their first date an unexpected situation arises.
Feeling Through (Dir: Doug Roland)
A late-night encounter on a New York City street leads to a profound connection between a teen in need and a man who is deafblind.
Connecting the Dots (Dir: Doug Roland)
Tracking the 7-year journey from chance encounter to the creation of the first film ever to star a DeafBlind actor. The story behind the story of the Oscar-nominated short film ‘Feeling Through’.
Old Mother Tongue (Dir: Mark Trifunovic)
A Deaf man grapples with his sense of identity in a hearing world and is taken on a fabulistic journey through time to one of the most significant events in Deaf history: the Milan Conference on the Education of the Deaf 1880, when sign language was banned from use in education.
Deafening Darkness (Dir: Mark Trifunovic)
A brave Deaf woman searching for her missing friend encounters a mysterious alien from another world struggling to come to terms with its traumatic past…
Running Time: 102 mins.
Screening as part of Cinemagic ‘On the Pulse’ Short Film Festival.
‘On the Pulse’ is funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen.