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LSFF: The Contouring of Deafhoods

London Short Film Festival (LSFF) presents a programme of films looking to how D/deaf people negotiate the world around them, moving through society and shaping themselves to pockets of community. This programme, predominately made by D/deaf filmmakers and chosen by a D/deaf programmer, takes us from the cities and coasts of England to the refugee camps of the Sahara to the thick greenery of New Zealand. We prise out conversations on how culture, circumstance, race and gender relate to D/deafnesses, as ambitions, estrangement and reconciliations unfold.

Programmed by LSFF’s Young Deaf programmer Zoë McWhinney and presented in partnership with The British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust (BSLBT), which commissions television programmes made in British Sign Language by Deaf people for Deaf people.


Featured short films

Lightning - Cristine Isoli 18 mins (UK, 2018)

Boat - Louise Stern 23 mins (UK, 2018)

Words of Caramel - Juan Antonio Moreno 21 mins (ES, 2016)

Tama - Jared Flitcroft and Jack O'Donnell 9 mins (NZ, 2017)

To Know Him - Ted Evans 28 mins (UK, 2018)


The screening will be preceded by a BSL introduction.


Event Information

Running Time: 1hr 22mins

BBFC Advice: TBC

Director(s): Cristine Isoli, Louise Stern, Juan Antonio Moreno, Jared Flitcroft and Jack O'Donnell, Ted Evans

Country of Origin: UK. Spain , New Zealand

Year of release:

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