During the week running up to Deaffest 2012, the UK’s Deaf film and TV festival which takes place this weekend in Wolverhampton, we’re showing you some of the festival’s greatest hits from previous years, which can be seen online.
Don’t forget that during the festival, which kicks off on Friday night, The Limping Chicken will be posting a Deaffest first – a live, film-by-film blog as the festival takes place. So if you can’t make it to Wolverhampton, watch this space on Friday and Saturday!
Our second film of the week is the winner of the best film award at last year’s festival, Chasing Cotton Clouds.
The film was directed by Samuel Dore (who is one of the judges for this year’s Ben Steiner Bursary and the Young Deaffest Awards) and stars young actor William Grint. It features some stunning animation, which contrasts with a gritty documentary style.
One of the highlights of last year’s festival was seeing Sam and William go up together on stage to pick up the award. I contacted Sam to find out how he felt shortly after the film’s name was read out…
By Charlie Swinbourne
The Limping Chicken is the world's most popular Deaf blog, and is edited by Deaf journalist and filmmaker Charlie Swinbourne.
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