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April 16 - 20, 2024
Hollywood, California


Due to the work stoppage during the ongoing contract negotiations between WGA, SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers), we have rescheduled our SignLight International Film Festival for April 16-20, 2024.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.  New deadlines for film submissions, notification dates, and updated information regarding programming and tickets are published inside the tabs above.


In the coming weeks, please continue to check here and on our social media for the latest Festival news.  We will publish a list of all accepted films, finalists, and programming & scheduling details, as soon as it is appropriate to do so.  


It is a difficult time for thousands of professionals in the entertainment industry. 

We deeply appreciate your understanding, patience, and support. 


With best wishes to all ~ see you in April!

CJ Jones

Executive Director

It’s Time to RISE!

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SignLight International Film Festival is the only industry-centered Film Festival exclusively dedicated to the work of Deaf filmmakers from across the United States and around the globe.

For Filmmakers

If you’re a Deaf filmmaker or made a film with Deaf crew and/or cast featuring any of the world’s 200+ sign languages, submitting to this Film Festival is a MUST!

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For Fans

If you are captivated by Sign Language, a friend of the Deaf Community, or an avid film fan, come ready to be immersed in a world of creativity, motivation and inspiration!

For the Industry

If you support Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) and are eager to produce or curate authentic works from historically-overlooked communities, join us.

FIND untold stories, DISCOVER rising talent, and ENHANCE your diverse workforce to sustainably deliver a range of an expansive range of POVs that appeal to markets worldwide.

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All four days of  this groundbreaking Festival will be held at Los Angeles’ landmark


in the center of West Hollywood.


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The festival is produced by SignWorld Studios’ 501(c)(3) nonprofit
training, advocacy, and industry-service subsidiary SignLight, Inc.



for its vigorous support of diversity and inclusivity

in arts and entertainment, and for providing

the funds enabling SignLight, Inc. to establish the

SignLight International Film Festival.

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