Congratulations are in order again to Ted Evans whose film Retreat scooped three awards at the Australian Deaf Short Film Festival held in Melbourne on 25 January. Two of the awards went to Ted for “Best Director” and “Best International Short Film” while the third for “Best Actor” went to the talented Sophie Stone.

Ted was the winner of Deaffest’s £5000 Ben Steiner Bursary award in 2012, and his gripping short film Retreat was the culmination of all his hard work on the project. The film was premiered at Deaffest on 17th May 2013.