It is one of two Zoom/Zoom Focus films selected for Aesthetica, a mainstream short film festival taking place over four days this November in York. The other documentary also selected is THE BIG DECISIONS, a 15′ documentary short by John Finn that explores the repercussions of a decision he and his wife, both of whom are themselves deaf, made to give their deaf child a cochlear implant.
What makes this news so exciting is that as a result of this, we have won our first festival laurels, which will improve our chances of selection for future festivals (see the logo incorporated into our brand-new poster image above).
Not only that, but Aesthetica has an additional prestige, as Maverick Litchfield-Kelly, Zoom series producer, explains:
‘Aesthetica is a mainstream international film festival, and being in the official selection means that both films will be eligible to be submitted for the BAFTA Awards in 2016. Only a select number of festivals worldwide are BAFTA-qualifying, so this is a massive achievement for films in BSL.’
Congratulations to everyone involved in both films. See BSL Zone’s report with Melissa explaining more in a clip here.