Deaffest exclusive interview with ‘Sound of Metal’

Deaffest & Vertigo Releasing are proud to present an exclusive interview with ‘Sound of Metal’ cast Riz Ahmed and director Darius Marder, interviewed by Deaffest Co-Founder Nikki Stratton & Marilyn Willrich.

Deaffest were privileged to interview with Riz and Darius via Zoom where they discussed the ‘Sound of Metal’, which was released at cinemas on 17th May 2021.

So, grab your popcorn, sit back and enjoy the show.

With writer/director Darius Marder, star Riz Ahmed, Deaffest’s Marilyn Willrich and Nikki Stratton, with British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter Kam Deo.

Deaffest want to say a big thank you to Riz Ahmed and Darius Marder for taking part in the interview. Also thank you to Vertigo Releasing for collaborating with us and making it happen! 

All image courtesy to Vertigo Releasing

Best short social media video competition!

During 2020, we have witnessed the huge impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the restrictions, some of you have taken up new hobbies and we’ve noticed some amazing creative social media videos being shared online.

Why not submit your best video to Deaffest’s first ever online-only competition for the Best Short Social Media Video!

The competition will take place on Deaffest’s social media. We will be shortlisting the entries and then the best clip will be voted for by the public. Submit your best clip for FREE and be in with the chance of winning the Best Short Social Media Video Award and having your clip screened at Deaffest 2022.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ON 1st AUGUST 2021 by 5pm (GMT)

Best Short Social Media Video |  APPLICATION FORM | must be 18 or over to apply

Submit your film to Young Deaffest 2022

Deaffest invites UK and International budding young filmmakers to submit their films to the 14th Deaffest Film and Arts Festival taking place in Wolverhampton, UK in Spring 2022.

Deaffest invites UK and International budding young filmmakers to submit their films to the 14th Deaffest Film and Arts Festival taking place in Wolverhampton, UK in Spring 2022.

For many years Deaffest has been proudly screening and supporting the works of emerging and established D/deaf filmmakers from the UK and around the globe. We work to showcase not just the films themselves, but also the talents of D/deaf filmmakers, actors, writers and more, providing inspiration to the younger D/deaf generation and all those who aspire to work in the film industry.

As the home of Deaf Film, we would like to extend this opportunity to young filmmakers So, whether your film is a short film, documentary, artistic, etc. If you want a chance of having your film shown on the big screen, then submit your film to us.

Please ensure you have all of your information ready before starting to fill in the submission form. You will NOT be able to save the form and complete it at a later stage. 

Young Deaffest Film Award |  APPLICATION FORM | must be under 18 to apply