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April 16 - 20, 2024
Hollywood, California

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!

                     Submissions are now closed.                         THANK YOU to the 195 filmmakers in 43 countries     who shared their work with us!

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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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