Young Deaf People’s Film Project

23 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017

University of West London, St Mary's Street, W5 5RF

Deaf or hard of hearing? 15 – 30? Come and spend four days learning how to make a film about deaf history at the University of West London.

Image shows people in Victorian dress signing during a church service Credit - Courtesy of London Metropolitan Archives. Collage record no 280196

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Accentuate History of Place is seeking London based workshop participants, aged between 15 and 30 years old, interested in gaining skills in film making by taking part in workshops held over four days, from 23rd – 26th October 2017.  The aim is to create a short film which tells the story of St Saviour’s Deaf Church, Acton, its congregation and social club members, using archive material, photos and filmed interviews as inspiration.

Young deaf people's film projectWe are looking for young people with a lived experience of being D/deaf or hard of hearing who would like to be involved in telling the story of their own heritage.   There will be opportunities to storyboard, script, edit, act, film, direct and also to learn about making film accessible to all by building in subtitles, audio description and, of course, BSL in a creative way.

You will be working with an award winning film making team and gaining new skills as well as helping us make a film which will reach a large and diverse audience.

Interested?  Contact us for more details or to sign up.


Tel: 01303 259777