One of the Winners of CKFIFF’s Annual Edition 2018

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We’re delighted to share the news that that the CKF International Film Festival’s Best Editor Award has gone to Bim Ajadi, who directed Deaffest’s music video I Believe by Yolanda Adams – congratulations to Bim!


The music video involved a collaboration between performing artists Chris Fonseca (UK) and Rosa Lee Timm (US). A group of young people from the NDCS joined the action, signing to Yolande Adams’ song, I Believe, and had an inspirational experience working with the two talented Deaf professionalsThe video was filmed and directed by award-winning filmmaker Bim with Zebra Uno Production and Music Video Producer Stacy Lawrence.

The music video was chosen for the Annual Selections, where 30 entries were selected from across the submission categories.

The winners were announced at the CKFIFF in Swindon on 23rd November 2018. Many congratulations to all of the winners!

Marilyn Willrich: First Ever Mini Deaffest in Cornwall

Cornwall Mini Deaffest was held on the 20th October in St Austell.

I would like to express my thanks to the sub volunteer team and the volunteers, for all their hard work to make Cornwall Mini Deaffest successful.

The children enjoyed the activity and dance workshops, as well as being able to sit in and explore the fire engine.

Fire Engine

It was lovely to have Oscar winners Rachel Shenton our Deaffest Patron, Chris Overton and Maisie Sly there with the Oscar.  We even had the opportunity to have photos with the Oscar!

Oscar Photo

There were various stalls at the event for people to have a browse.  In addition there were a number of workshops where attendees were able to access a variety of information.

We screened 5 films and the audience feedback was good as they enjoyed the different films.

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for the raffle and those who made donations, also thanks to the artists that performed and to the interpreters.

Hearty thanks for the small funding from FEAST, Southwest Police and Rachel Shenton, and to St Austell College.

The festival was filmed by Southwest BBC, Spotlight, and a reporter from St Austell Voice also came along; it was great to have local press coverage.

CKF International Film Festival 2018 Update

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We shared earlier this year in May that our music video I Believe by Yolanda Adams has been selected for the April 2018 Edition of CKF International Film Festival (CKFIFF) and great news, the music video has been chosen for the Annual Selections.

30 entries have been selected across submission categories and you can view the Official Annual List 2018 here.

Annual winning categories will be announced at the CKFIFF in Swindon on 23rd November 2018.

Best of luck to everybody and we’ll keep you updated on the news!