SDFF 2020 – After Dark: Connections [Online]

Watch this program
Fri Jul 10: 8am PDT – Sun Jul 12: 10pm PDT

$15.00 Adult Individual Ticket (This program is for ages 18+)
$13.00 Student/Senior Citizen (65+) Ticket



Northwest Film Forum is SCREENING ONLINE!

NWFF’s physical space is temporarily closed in light of public health concerns around COVID-19, but community, dialogue, and education through media arts WILL persist.

• • HOW TO WATCH • •

  • Purchase your ticket through the link below.
  • On the opening morning, a viewing link and password will be sent to the e-mail address you purchased with. (Don’t see it? Check your spam filter.) Passwords will expire at the end of the festival.
  • If you do not receive an e-mail by showtime, please contact to follow up. (But please, check your spam!)


** This program includes a pre-recorded panel conversation between Michael Anthony, the Director of SDFF, and Eri Makihara, the Director of 東京国際ろう映画祭 Tokyo International Deaf Film Festival. They discuss Eri’s experience traveling to different Deaf film festivals around the world, including SDFF! The conversation will be available on Deaf Spotlight’s Facebook page and YouTube page. **

** Closing Remarks + Meet the SDFF Committee: On July 12 at 5pm PDT, join SDFF Director Michael Anthony for a livestream where he will announce which films were awarded the best of the festival and introduce you to the SDFF committee. The closing remarks will be livestreamed on Deaf Spotlight’s Facebook page and YouTube page. **

Film program:

Into Daylight

(Stephanie Bothelho, US, 14 min)

See the story of Emma and her hearing boyfriend. After what Mark believes is a perfect night, their relationship goes awry and both have to deal with the consequences.

Filmmaker interview >

Trailer >

Deaf Latinos y Familias

(Kathryn Boyd-Batstone, US, 13 min)

When Irma Sanchez found out that all three of her children were born deaf and her family members turned on her, she didn’t give up. She learned ASL and started Deaf Latinos y Familias, an organization in South Central for other Latino families to find community and learn sign language. This is a story about three of those families.

Trailer >

Return Flight

(Suzan Oram, Canada, 8 min)

A young boy reaches out from the beyond for his favorite toy.

The Gingerbread Witch

(Paul Miller, UK, 10 min)

Young twins, Anders (Deaf) and Aurora (hearing) share a very special bond. They come from an old Scottish mystical village where children have been disappearing for generations, without any explanation. One day, the twins happen to find themselves at the center of the mystery, when they come across an enchanted artifact. Will the strength of their special bond defy the odds?

Things That Fall

(Sy Huq, US, 8 min)

A college student haunted by auditory hallucinations from schizophrenia makes a connection with a Deaf classmate in a library, and tries to get her attention.

Trailer >


(Koa Senami, Japan, 23 min)

A mysterious short film from Japan.


(Logan Lanier, US, 13 min)

Alex, a whimsical child, lives with her parents on a rural and secluded farm. She sneaks out of her house and wanders through the fading sunlight in search of a perfect hiding spot. She is careful of watchful eyes on her adventure—she shouldn’t be doing this, whatever this may be…

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