Toronto International Deaf Film & Arts Festival

Toronto International Deaf Film & Arts Festival

May 09, 2013 08:00 ET

Toronto Int'l Deaf Film & Arts Festival (TIDFAF) Celebrates Deaf Cinema & Culture

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 9, 2013) -

Where: Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts
When: May 9 -12, 2013
More info: www.tidfaf.ca

"TIDFAF will screen a record-breaking 20+ films from across the globe and we are proud to be recognized as the largest Deaf film festival in North America," says Catherine MacKinnon, festival founder & director. TIDFAF is particularly excited about their visual arts presentation partnerships with the Deaf Culture Centre and the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf as well as an industry workshop presentation partnership with ACTRA National and ACTRA Toronto. TIDFAF youth filmmaker boot camp will also showcase Deaf filmmakers of the future at Ryerson University during TIDFAF.

TIDFAF kicks off its Red Carpet Gala opening night (May 9) with documentary short Crossing the Divide (Cathy Heffernan, 2012, England) and the Canadian debut of director Judy Lieff's international award-winning feature film Deaf Jam (2011, USA) (www.deafjam.org).

Confirmed talent attending TIDFAF 2013 includes: **Note: Site updated daily

  • Judy Lieff (Director) Deaf Jam (USA)
  • Cathy Heffernan (Director) Crossing the Divide (UK)
  • Chantal Deguire (Director) Alores on Danse (CDN)
  • Taha Ghanimifard (Director) Salam-Hello (Iran)
  • Jamila Guerrero-Cantor (Representative/Actress) Second Chance (USA)
  • Felipe Bonifacio (Producer) and Alejandro Gallardo Enriquez (Director) El Sueño Impactante/The Impactful Dream (Mexico)
  • Jason Roberts (Film Editor) Lake Windfall (USA)
  • James Cooley (Director) Lonely Fish (USA)
  • Melissa Gomez (Director) Silent Music (Antigua/USA)

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