SignLight International Film Festival Showcases Deaf Talent

SignLight International Film Festival Showcases Deaf Talent

Author: Disabled World
Published: 2024/03/13
Publication Type: Announcement, Notification
Contents: Summary – Main – Related Publications

Synopsis: SignLight Inc., will launch the inaugural SignLight International Film Festival, the world’s largest gathering of Deaf and hard of hearing film and television talent, in Hollywood April 16-20, 2024. SignLight International Film Festival (SIFF) offers a panoply of best practices and models of success to the industry and Deaf community alike, easing the way for studios and filmmakers to fulfill their visions of inclusion and access, a business imperative in today’s industry. According to the National Deaf Center, 3.6% of the U.S. population, or 11 million people, are Deaf or have significant hearing difficulty.

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Hollywood A-listers are turning out to support the inaugural SignLight International Film Festival (SIFF), where, for the first time ever, seasoned Deaf filmmakers and up-and-coming Deaf creatives from around the world will showcase their work in the heart of the entertainment industry, at a time when studios are seeking more diverse talent and authentic storytelling.

Launched by award-winning actor-director-producer CJ Jones, SIFF offers a panoply of best practices and models of success to the industry and Deaf community alike, easing the way for studios [...]

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