Encounters, the UK’s leading short film festival, presents the Encounters Deaf Shorts Showcase, a touring programme of premium short films that firmly put the spotlight on the Deaf community and filmmakers.
The showcase consists of 8 shorts programmed in partnership with Deaf filmmaker and artist David Ellington, including the Academy Award® winning film THE SILENT CHILD by Chris Overton, winner of the Encounters inaugural Deaf Shorts Showcase Award 2017.
The bold and varied programme spans animation and live-action and is a mix of durations, from 5 to 28 mins. You have the choice whether to screen as a curated programme or select individual films to play before a feature. If you’d like Encounters to recommend individual shorts to complement your upcoming titles then please contact them to discuss.
Minimum guarantee of £50 against 15% (please contact Encounters to discuss options for screening individual films)
8 high-quality international shorts, including Oscar® nominated The Silent Child – Formats available: DCP or digital files – Individual short films to screen ahead of features, or as a package – Marketing assets including programme information, screener links and still images are available here.
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