April 16 - 20, 2024
It’s Time to RISE!
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.
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!
Submissions are now closed. THANK YOU to the 195 filmmakers in 43 countries who shared their work with us!
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.
All four days of this groundbreaking festival
will be held at Los Angeles’ landmark
PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER
in the center of West Hollywood.
Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres as
you network, mix and mingle with
your fellow filmmakers, festival sponsors and industry guests in
the Silver Screen Theater lobby.
After dinner, enjoy an exclusive screening, then return to the lobby
for more conversation and desserts.
Programming & Presentations
Deaf and hearing writers, directors, producers, showrunners, editors, studio and network executives,
Directors of Artistic Sign Language (DASL) and other key professionals share their knowledge and best practices in panels/Q&As, workshops, roundtable
discussions and insider interviews.
Award-eligible films will be
reviewed by expert panels of Hollywood and Deaf community professionals. Award winners will
be announced at the event from the Silver Screen Theater. Festival-accepted filmmakers are invited to attend the VIP Post Awards Party.
A SPECIAL NOTE OF GRATITUDE TO
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.