After a very busy weekend Deaffest 2009 went with a bang and was a massive success! The weekend saw attendances of 1300 people with a diverse mix of Deaf and hearing filmmakers, media practitioners, industry organisations, students and the general public from across the UK and overseas. The festival showcased films directed and produced by Deaf filmmakers from the UK and all around the world including Spain, Ireland, New Zealand, South Korea and Israel.
We were pleased to have such special guests as Sabina Iqbal, founder of Deaf Parenting UK and nominated as one of the most powerful Muslim Women in Britain by The Times, Australian comedian Rob Roy on his world tour and Matt Littler and Darren Jeffries, previously known as Max and OB from Hollyoaks, who talked about their varied television and presenting career at Young Deaffest. Read more about the weekend.
Deaffest will be moving to May from 2010 with the dates of the next festival set for 21 – 23 May 2010. See you next year!