SDFF 2020 – Personal Journeys [Online]

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

$15.00 Adult Individual Ticket
$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.

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** 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:

The Pastman

(Charlie Ainsworth, US, 17 min)

In the future, time travel is possible and time crime is rampant. The Pastman must travel back in time to comfort the victims of changes made to the past.

Watch a short making-of video >

I Want to Change the World

(Sebastian Cunliffe, UK, 28 min)

Follow Daniel Jillings, Britain’s youngest Deaf Campaigner, as he campaigns for a standardized school exam to be available in British Sign Language. His journey takes him all the way to the steps of No. 10 Downing Street, the headquarters of the UK government.

Getting Personal with Richard D. France

(Cathy Heffernan, UK, 27 min)

Richard D. France is a published poet, writer, performer, and now a mental health campaigner. He has suffered over the years with mental health issues, resulting in several suicide attempts and long stays in secure mental health institutions. However, he finally received effective treatment at a specialist hospital for Deaf people with mental health issues. He’s now eager to share his story to help the Deaf community become better informed about mental illness. During the interview, host Deepa Shastri talks to Richard about his early years and influences, and they visit the site of his last suicide attempt.

To Know Him

(Ted Evans, UK, 28 min)

When a tragic accident leaves Sarah grieving for her Deaf partner Rob, she tracks down his estranged hearing father. To lay the man she loves to rest, Sarah must overcome a barrier far greater than language. This gripping drama is a frank meditation on family and the struggle to let go.

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