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Welcome Filmmakers To SignLight Film Festival

A festival of films created by Deaf Filmmakers or
Deaf-Hearing collaborations.


Tuesday April 16


4pm Filmmaker Check-in

5pm VIP Welcome Reception with light hors d'oeuvres 

6:30pm Opening Night Screening “being michelle”

9pm Dessert Mixer


Thursday April 18 

Industry Day (Filmmaker and invited guests ONLY)

11am Hiring and Collaborating with Deaf Talent

12pm VIP Industry Lunch (Lunch provided)

  • Lunch meetings with NBCU Launch, Jim Henson Company, other VIP guests


Saturday April 20

Awards Gala

5pm-6:45pm Red Carpet - Dress code is “Dress like a Star” festive

  • Be as formal or as relaxed as you want- Be YOU!


9:15-9:50am Morning Mixer - coffee, tea, light pastries.

6pm-8pm Evening Mixer -  before the evening screening

  • no host bar for drinks and snacks


  • If you or your guests are driving, please note parking is $15

    • No in and out privileges.

  • The easiest entrance to the parking garage is located off of Melrose at:

8687 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (Google Maps)


Meals at the Festival

  • The hotels are providing complimentary coffee and tea in your rooms.

  • The Pacific Design Center is about a 15-30 minute walk from restaurants or coffee shops.   

    • Just note that in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, most meals are $15-$25 (and up) plus tip and tax.

    • On-site: There is a small food truck in the atrium of the building open from 10am to 2pm, serving breakfast burritos, burgers and french fries.

  • Our team will be hiring a caterer to provide lunch and dinner meals for our staff, vendors, and volunteers.

    • You may buy a lunch and/or dinner package and eat with us. Must be purchased by Wednesday April 10 midnight PST, and can’t be added later.

      • Per person cost for the lunch package - $75 (Wed, Friday, Sat) 

      • Per person cost for dinner package- $75 (Wed, Thur, Friday)


Red Carpet Event

Festival Financial Support

Filmmaker Financial Support is CLOSED

We can no longer accept requests for festival financial support for traveling to SignLight International Film Festival.  

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