The University of Southern Maine’s American Sign Language Club proudly announces its 16th Annual Maine Deaf Film Festival, to be held Friday, April 20th to Saturday, April 21th, 2018. The 16th Annual Maine Deaf Film Festival Committee is a collaboration of Deaf and ASL students. We welcome you to join us on April 20 & 21 on the University of Southern Maine Portland Campus.This student-organized event is the longest standing and only annual festival in the world to showcase the newest films and innovative videos by and for the Deaf Communities.

Our mission is simple: Provide a platform for people to learn about, appreciate, and celebrate Deaf Culture, issues and art. All films are written, produced, created, and performed by Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and film production companies.