Introducing our new Ambassador of Young Deaffest – Danny Murphy!

We are delighted to welcome Danny Murphy as our new Ambassador of Young Deaffest!

Danny Murphy is a Deaf actor, filmmaker and presenter. He has packed in a lot of acting, comedy, travel and made several short films. Danny uploads weekly videos on his social media which include parodies, jokes, vlogs and news.

Ambassador of Young Deaffest Danny Murphy. Photo taken by Mark Mecklenburgh, Willow Photography Ltd.

Danny’s past accomplishments include learning American Sign Language to play the role of Wesley in The Parts You Lose film alongside Breaking Bad’s actor Aaron Paul which was released nationwide in October 2019, being MC for Young Deaffest 2019 and hosting a workshop in Germany teaching young deaf people about filming and editing in 2019. He recently made an appearance on CBBC’s Blue Peter programme and is currently a presenter on CITV’s Dare Master taking on crazy dares!

(Photo on right taken by Mark Mecklenburgh, Willow Photography Ltd)

He has more films in the pipeline and his biggest goal is to become a film director. He also aspires to lead further filmmaking workshops for young deaf people.

You can follow Danny on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Young Deaffest was first launched in 2007 with the purpose of encouraging, enabling and inspiring young deaf people aged 17 or under to develop their skills, including filmmaking and acting within the film and media industries.

Danny will be representing young deaf people nationally and especially those with an interest in films and the arts.

We are very excited to be working with Danny, so keep an eye on our website and social media for upcoming news and opportunities!

Submit your film to Deaffest 2022

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Deaffest invites UK and International emerging and established filmmakers to submit their films to the 14th Film and Arts Festival, taking place in Wolverhampton, UK in Spring 2022.

For many years Deaffest has been proudly screening and supporting the works of emerging and established D/deaf filmmakers from the UK and around the globe. We work to showcase not just the films themselves, but also the talents of D/deaf filmmakers, actors, writers and more, providing inspiration to those who aspire to work in the film industry including the young D/deaf generation.
As the home of Deaf Films, we would like to extend that opportunity to you. So, whether your film is a short film, feature length, documentary, artistic, etc., if you want a chance of having your film shown on the big screen then submit your film to us.

Please ensure you have all of your information ready before starting to fill in the submission form. You will NOT be able to save the form and complete it at a later stage. 

Film & TV Awards and Non-Competition Category |  APPLICATION FORM | must be 18 or over to apply

BFI & Deaffest on Tour News

Zebra Access is delighted to share that with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery, Deaffest on Tour will take place this year! 

While the biennial festival is returning to Wolverhampton next Spring 2022, Deaffest will be going on tour for the first time this Spring and will travel to four UK based locations.  We announced that the tour would take place last year but due to the COVID-19 pandemic it had to be postponed.  With thanks to the BFI, we are now looking forward to bringing Deaffest on Tour back!

Keep an eye on our website and social media for information regarding the tour.