Deaf audiences rarely have the opportunity to attend an event which is representative of their culture and heritage, especially through films.  With the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery, we look forward to the welcome of return of Deaffest 2022. The biennial festival removes communication barriers that have traditionally prevented Deaf audiences engaging in Film, Media and the Arts.  Through film screenings, workshops, panel discussions and performances, we provide access for both Deaf and hearing audiences.

The festival will celebrate one of the UK’s principle cultural calendar dates Deaf Awareness Week (4th – 9th May 2022) and also the Commonwealth Games 2022 which is taking place this July.  We are proud to promote their values of equality, diversity, and inclusion as we have always incorporated these in our work and past festivals.

At the festival, visitors are welcome to enjoy a showcase of films and documentaries by UK and international filmmakers as well as the 8th Film & TV Awards Gala with live entertainment.  Come along to the stalls fair on the courtyard and check out the Art Exhibition in the Gallery area.  Take part in our exciting workshops and learn something new!

Stallholders are welcome to promote their charity/business or to sell products/creative work at Deaffest 2022.