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.
Book the film receiving BFI Film Audience Network New Release Strategy support
Book a UK-wide programme of screenings and events exploring the cinema and the legacy of 1968
In light of constantly shifting events around COVID-19, our BFI NETWORK South West team want to reassure you that we will still be active during this time even though Watershed is now closed to the public until further notice.