Cornwall Mini Deaffest 2018

Zebra Access to launch the first ever mini Deaffest, Deaf Film & Arts festival in Cornwall. 


The first ever Cornwall Mini Deaffest 2018 will be taking place in one of Cornwall’s biggest towns, St Austell on Saturday 20th October 2018. The pop-up festival has been set up to give the local Cornish Deaf Community an opportunity to get to know about Deaffest and to explore what the festival has to offer.

“It is difficult for people who live so far away to come along to Deaffest, so we thought ‘why not bring Deaffest to them?’. This pop-up festival will be a taster of what we are about and, most importantly, will give people an opportunity to learn and experience what we have to offer.” – Zebra Access and Deaffest Co-Director and Co-Founder Marilyn Willrich

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Run by Marilyn Willrich and a team of Cornish Deaf volunteers, the festival will include film screenings, workshops, a craft market, entertainment and much more.

The festival will take place at St. Austells College, Tregonissey Road PL25 4DJ from 10am to 6pm with a £1 admission fee. The festival will continue into the evening at St. Austell Brewery, 63 Trevarthian Road PL25 4BY and the evening admission fee is £10.

“Will the Cornwall Mini Deaffest be a one off or a biennial festival? Who knows! We hope to run the festival again in the future, so keep an eye on our news!” – Marilyn Willrich

For more information about the festival and to buy a ticket please contact

Deaffest 2017 Promo Wins Award!

Promo Award Notts Fest
Earlier this month we shared that our Deaffest 2017 promo had gotten through to the final round for Best Advert/Trailer at the Hothouse Theatre’s Nottingham Film Festival 2018.  We’re pleased to announce that it won!
Huge thanks to the audience who voted for our clip at the festival.

‘I Believe’ to be shown at the Vagabond Film Festival later this month

We have received news that ‘I Believe’ by Yolanda Adams will be screened at the Vagabond Film Festival as part of Deaf Culture into Light, a showcase of short deaf films.

Deaf Culture into Light is being organised by filmmaker Samuel Dore and you can view his video about the showcase here.

The films will be shown on Friday 27th July in Milton Keynes from 12pm to 2pm. For more information and to book your ticket, visit the festival’s website: