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Final Day is Here!

Join us as we wrap up our last day of our festival today! And celebrate 10 years tonight after our last film with our wrap up party at Margarita's! 11 Brown St, Portland! 1/2 Day Saturday [afternoon 1-5:00pm or evening 6:30-10:30p]: General Admission: $8 Seniors, children, non-USM students with ID: $5 USM Students: FREE with USM ID Reception 5-6:30p at the 7th Floor Glickman Library Ticket holders for either 1/2 day gain access to the reception. Full Day Saturday [1-10:30p]: General Admission: $14 Seniors, children, non-USM students with ID: $10 USM Students: FREE with USM ID Reception 5-6:30p at the 7th Floor Glickman Library (more…)

By kelly fitzgerald, ago
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Day Two Begins Tonight!

Tonight is our retrospective of our past 9 years! Come celebrate and enjoy the best films shown in our previous festivals! Join us for Deaf Night Out at Bull Feeney's after tonight! 375 Fore St, Portland.  Directions can be found here THURSDAY NIGHT - A Retrospective: 7:30 - 10:30p; Deaf Night Out After the last film at Bull Feeney's, 375 Fore St, Portland Luther Bonney Talbot Auditorium 95 Bedford St University of Southern Maine Portland Campus General Admission: $5 USM Students FREE with Student ID We will look back on our previous festival years and view our favorite selected shorts over the years. Schedule is subject to change. 7:30 pm - Introductions 7:40 pm - From 2003: Alice and the Aurifactor, Germany, 1995, 28 min, German Sign Language with German and English subtitles. Director: Jorg Fockele. From 2004: To Have/To Find, USA, 1991, 6 min, ASL. Director: Susan Dupor. This hand-animated film is the tale of a young Deaf girl’s escape from reality with her dog, Lucky. The film draws upon the artist’s personal experiences. From 2005: Mr. V, USA 3.5 min, ASL and English subtitles. Director: Wayne Betts. The intrepid Mr. V scales tremendous obstacles and the kitchen table. Where is he going and what will he find? (more…)

By kelly fitzgerald, ago
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TONIGHT!!!

Tonight we start our 10th Annual Maine Deaf Film Festival!! Come join us! WEDNESDAY NIGHT: 7:00 – 9:30pm Payson Smith Hall, Room 303 University of Southern Maine Campus 95 Bedford St. Admission: FREE! We will feature films done locally and across the globe.  Schedule is subject to change. 7:00 pm – Introductions 7:10 pm – Our Locally Made film Resoled, US, 2011, 50 min., ASL. Director: Robert Gillies with students at the Portland High School. Resoled is the story of Harry, a door to door salesman, who sells a product of dubious value. With his sales numbers down, he is given one last chance to keep his job. Out on the streets, his luck does not improve. Indeed, it seems his fortunes have dipped even further as his shoes start to fall apart. But chance has brought Harry to a cobbler’s store, and his encounters inside could end up fixing more than just his shoes. 8:00 pm – Guest Speaker: Director Rob Gillies and students involved with the film (more…)

By kelly fitzgerald, ago
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maine deaf film festival update

Deaf Film Festival committee member Barney Vega going over the film festival schedule We are also excited to welcome Shoshanna Stern to the festival! She will be presenting after the blockbuster film The Hammer on Friday! Below is the film schedule for all your viewing pleasure! 10th Annual Maine Deaf Film Festival Schedule Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 7:00 - 9:30 pm Payson Smith, Room 303 7:00 pm - Introductions 7:10 pm - Our Locally Made film - Resoled, 55 min. 8:00 pm - Talk with Director Rob Gillies and students involved with the film 8:15 pm - Deaf cops, lawyers and a dog - Deaf Beat, 17 min. - Gone with the Time, 10 min. - The Shredder, 3.25 min. 9:05 pm - Artistic Pursuits I - Silent Classics: The Proprietor, 20 min. - Interstice, France, 24 min. (more…)

By kelly fitzgerald, ago