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The first Seattle Deaf Film Festival is coming to the U District

March 19th, 2012 by master

An usual film festival is coming to Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus. The Seattle Deaf Film Festival starts Friday, March 30. The event is being organized by Deaf Spotlight, which focuses on deaf culture, cinema, performing arts and visual arts.

The three days worth of feature length and short films are about and for the deaf community.  This is the first  film festival of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.

Festival director Patty Liang says a committee had to narrow more than 70 submissions down to just a few films. “We are very lucky to have a strong core committee and supporters sharing a passion for cinema and working together to make this a reality,” said Liang.

The films will be accessible to both deaf and hearing persons, with many in American Sign Language but all subtitled in English.

Sponsors of the Seattle Deaf Film Festival include Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and University of Washington Department of Linguistics, AccessComputing, Office of Diversity & Minority Affairs, Association of Disabled Students, the Q Center, Sprint, ZVRS, ADWAS, Stranger Ticketing and Reel Grrls.

More information on ticketing, schedule, and details are available at www.deafspotlight.com/SDFF.

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