Friday, May 29, 2015

TIDFAF celebrates 5 years of 'deaf cinema'

story & photo by Allan Tong

This weekend, the Toronto International Deaf Film and Arts Festival (TIDFAF) celebrates five years of “deaf cinema” by screening the films of Canadian and international artists.

“The festival is important to the city as it's part of the diversity and international representation of films by deaf and hard of hearing artists and filmmakers that's not often seen in the mainstream film festivals” says festival director Catherine MacKinnon.  “These filmmakers films deserved to be seen and heard.”

Last night's opening gala at The Royal Theatre (608 College St.) saw the premiere of the German documentary, Die Mauer (The Wall), as co-presented with the Goethe-Institut. Co-directors (above) Mark Berry and Benedikt J. Feldmann flew in from New Zealand and Russia, respectively.

TIDFAF runs through Sunday, and the full schedule can be found here.

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