Silent O Got an Award

April 15, 2010

Yesterday, I received the following press release from the 3rd BC Deaf Film Festival “DC 3” Secretariat in Washington, D.C. [Or click films.html]

April 13, 2010


Subject: 3rd D.C. Deaf Film Festival Award Winners

Washington, D.C. – The DC Deaf Film Festival “DC 3” hosted by the District of Columbia \ Association of the Deaf (DCAD) on March 26 and 27th at George Washington University was a rousing success. Filmmakers and attendees came from as far away as the United Kingdom
and California.

DCAD will host single film evenings later in 2010. The 4th DC Deaf Film Festival will return in Spring 2012. Watch future announcements for more information.

The award winners for the DC 3 Festival are:

Jury’s Choice Award – Best Feature Documentary: “Anna’s Silent Struggle” (Netherlands)

DCAD Honorable Mention in Feature Documentary: “Silent Odyssey” (Philippines)* and “Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind In the Spotlight” (Virginia)

Jury’s Choice Award – Best Short Documentary: “Exodus” (New York)

DCAD Honorable Mention in Short Documentary: “Coach Huizar” (New Mexico)

Jury’s Choice Award – Best Feature Drama: “Coming Home” (United Kingdom)

Jury’s Choice Award – Best Drama Short: “Hands Solo”  (United Kingdom)

Jury’s Choice Award – Best Short Art: “All Animals” (California) and “The Parcel” (United Kingdom)

Jury’s Choice Award – Best Student Film: “Blue Sky” (Massachusetts) and “Silent Films (California)

DCAD Honorable Mention “Death by Deafness” (United Kingdom) and “Land of the Deaf” (New Zealand)

Reel Feature Length Audience Choice Award: “Anna’s Silent Struggle” (Netherlands)

Reel International Audience Choice Award: “Hands Solo” (United Kingdom) and “Coming Home” (United Kingdom)

Reel American Audience Choice Award: “Blue Sky” (Massachusetts) and “Silent Films” (California)

Reel DC Audience Choice Award:  “Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind In the Spotlight” (Virginia)

Grand Audience Choice Award (Best of 2 Days): “Hands Solo” (United Kingdom)

More information is posted at www.ASLFilmFestival.com.
Congratulations to all the winners!

Thanks goes to Sorenson Communication and George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs for sponsoring this event.

And many thanks goes to our festival chairperson Brianne Burger and her committee for their tireless hours of hard work organizing and running the Film Festival. This festival would have not been possible without them.


To obtain more information, please contact DCAD Vice President and PR Director Alexander Zernovoj at ASLFilm@dcdeaf.org.


*Received yesterday, July 6, 2010

One comment

  1. dear mirana,

    i am so delighted to drop by your site and find out that SO got an award! altho advocacy has been your primary objective in making the film, the recognition from no less than DC film festival is i believe a huge bonus.

    im so happy and proud of the movie and you! keep going…

    cheers, cheers!

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