After Dark: Connections
Fri, Jul 10 at 8am
This program includes a pre-recorded panel. Eri Makihara, Director of Tokyo Deaf Film Festival, will join Michael Anthony, Director of Seattle Deaf Film Festival, to discuss international Deaf films. Also, SDFF will announce the winners of each genre in a live stream event.
This program block contains content that is suggested for mature audiences only (language, violence, sexual situations, etc.) The following films will be shown:
United States | Directed by Stephanie Bothelho | 14 minutes
See the story of Emma and her hearing boyfriend. After what Mark believes is a perfect night, their relationship goes awry and both have to deal with the consequences.
Deaf Latinos Y Familias
United States | Directed by Kathryn Boyd- Batstone | 13 minutes
When Irma Sanchez found out that all three of her children were born deaf and her family members turned on her, she didn’t give up. She learned ASL and started Deaf Latinos y Familias, an organization in South Central for other Latino families to find community and learn sign language. This is a story about three of those families.
Canada | Directed by Suzan Oram | 8 minutes
A young boy reaches out from the beyond for his favourite toy.
The Gingerbread Witch
United Kingdom | Directed by Paul Miller | 10 minutes
Young twins, Anders (deaf) and Aurora (hearing) share a very special bond. They come from an old Scottish mystical village where children have been disappearing for generations, without any explanation. One day, the twins happen to find themselves at the centre of the mystery, when they come across an enchanted artifact. Will the strength of their special bond defy the odds?
Things That Fall
United States | Directed by Sy Huq | 8 minutes
A college student haunted by auditory hallucinations from schizophrenia makes a connection with a Deaf classmate in a library, and tries to get her attention.
Japan | Directed by Koa Senami | 23 minutes
A mysterious short film from Japan.
United States | Directed by Logan Lanier | 13 minutes
Alex, a whimsical child, lives with her parents on a rural and secluded farm. She sneaks out of her house and wanders through the fading sunlight in search of a perfect hiding spot. She is careful of watchful eyes on her adventure—she shouldn’t be doing this, whatever that may be...