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Deaf Rochester Film Fests: 2020

This guide describes the DRFF collections from 2005-2011.

2020 Deaf Rochester Film Fest

The Deaf Rochester Film Festival (DRFF) will be on April 14 –18, 2020! This is on hold due to the Coronavirus crisis. 

ALL deaf/hard-of-hearing students are welcome to submit works to the festival. The submission link is https://www.deafrocfilmfest.com/submit

We are accepting all types of films: short to feature-length films and in any genre. Winners will be recognized with awards. 

The Dyer Arts Center and DRFF will host an exhibit featuring digital media art during March-April 2020. Please submit any short moving media that you've made: motion graphics, GIFs, boomerangs, animation (non-narrative), sound art, etc.

Are you a deaf or hard-of-hearing student attending middle school or high school? If so, you are encouraged to enter the Junior Deaf Rochester Film Festival (Jr. DRFF) competition! Jr. DRFF will host a large showcase event with selected films on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

To sign up, please get in touch with jrdrff@gmail.com for your school / organization / student's participation. 

Are you a filmmaker, director, screenwriter, and/or producer? We encourage you to submit proposals for presenting your expertise at our festival! Workshops will take place in various venues during the week of April 14 to 18, 2020.

Submit your work now at https://www.deafrocfilmfest.com/submit!

Screenshot of the Deaf Rochester Film Festival website.

Image description: Flyer design with navy blue background and white text, "Deaf Rochester Film Festival, April 14-18, 2020" on light blue film strip. Yellow, blue, and purple illustrated graphics of characters in action related to filmmaking on the bottom. Yellow social media icons link to @deafrocfilmfest.

Text description: Deaf Rochester Film Festival | April 14 - 18, 2020
Open calls for deaf and hard-of-hearing filmmakers, media artists, producers, and students!
Submission link: deafrocfilmfest.com/submit

Film Submission deadline: February 15, 2020
Digital Media Art deadline: January 15, 2020
Junior DRFF Competition deadline: February 15, 2020
Workshop Proposal deadline: January 15, 2020


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