Sunday, October 17, 2010

Gallaudet University hosts WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Nov. 4-7

From Festival Web page:

Gallaudet University is proud to host the WORLDEAF Cinema Festival (WDCF) November 4-7, 2010.

The four-day conference and competition will bring together both filmmakers and film fans to celebrate and discover the cinematic art of deaf and hard of hearing people, as well as of hearing people who produce films with or about deaf and hard of hearing people. Not only will the event spotlight the global dimensions of deaf cinema, it will also highlight the diversity of the world’s deaf and hard of hearing communities.

WDCF, which will take place on the Gallaudet University campus, will recognize achievement in categories of film and video. A panel of experts from the motion picture and video industries will judge entries, and winners will receive cash awards ranging from $500 - $3,000.

Honorary Chair of WDCF, Marlee Matlin will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the festival.

Terry Riley, Chief Executive of the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust, will receive WDCF’s International Media Award.

Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., chairman and CEO of the Samuel Goldwyn Company will share his views as a film producer