The Silent Child, bagged the 2018 Academy Award for Best Short Film and is part of a selection of Encounters: Deaf Shorts Showcase short films from the Encounters Film Festival 2017 programme that all represent Deafness not as the main form of conflict but as part of a wider narrative, on at Studio 74 at the Exeter Phoenix.
The filmmakers come from both Deaf and hearing backgrounds and together their work presents a unique representation of the Deaf community in the 21st Century.
This screening will have captioned subtitles and be introduced in British Sign Language.
The programme includes: Swimming in the Desert, Hitch, Nevith the Dragon, The Silent Child, 4, Silent Laughs, The Song for Single (å•èº«æƒ…æŒ), and Signs of an Affair.
The deaf shorts screening takes place on Tuesday, July 17. For times and tickets and more about the films pop over to the Exeter Phoenix site.