Today the Deaffest team is saying farewell to Mija Gwyn, who coordinated Deaffest during 2012 alongside Jackie Law. Mija is returning to Australia for new adventures, but will be staying in close touch with the Deaffest team.
The Deaffest team also welcomed the new Deaffest coordinator, Simon Herdman, who will be officially commencing his role in early February. Simon has a strong background in film-making and media and will be bringing much knowledge and exciting new ideas with him to his role.
Both Jackie and Simon are excited about the upcoming festival, which is promising to be even bigger and better this year! There will be a variety of workshops in animation, drama, acting and scriptwriting. The workshops will be led by NDCS, Deafinitely Theatre, and Kalen Feeney, a Deaf script writer from America who has worked on an extensive range of projects in TV and film.
The Gala Awards will be back, followed by a Visual Vernacular competition at the Late Deaf Party.
Stay tuned for more about what’ll be happening at Deaffeset 2013!