American Sign Language Films for the Deaf
Although the deaf movie industry is not very big, there is a growing market for films that focus on this important segment of American Society. Companies like Eyethfilms and ASL Films are focusing on high quality movies that caters to this underserved community. In 2013, BIFF will present films specifically produced for the deaf community that we hope will grow in the coming years.
“There is a sizeable population of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the Stateline area and a school for the deaf in Delavan, We are particularly appreciative of SWITS and its director and BIFF board member Saul Arteaga, whose company provides ASL interpreters, for bringing the need for such a program to our attention and in helping to select the films. We hope to expand this program in future years.”
~Roddie Beaudoin, BIFF Executive Director
- These are silent films. All dialogue is in sign language.
- ASL interpreters will be on site during these films for your convenience.