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Last weekend was a very busy and a successful one for Zebra Access/ Deaffest! The Ben Steiner Bursary workshop which took place at Wolverhampton Science Park saw eight enthusiastic participants successfully accepted to enter the scheme.

Award-winning Director John Maidens led the workshop and did a fantastic job as always in educating the participants in the areas of script writing, production, marketing and pitching.

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The Ben Steiner Bursary was first launched in 2009, set up in memory of Ben Steiner who died in 2000. The Bursary is a bi-annual event for talented emerging deaf and hard of hearing filmmakers over the age of 18.

While it was a weekend of learning the ropes, the two-day course was also an opportunity to meet new faces and form friendships. At the end of the workshop, the participants departed for home having learnt a thing or two (or rather, several!)

Armed with their new knowledge, the participating filmmakers will soon be pitching their film concept to a judge panel of high profile media experts.

All the best to them!

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