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Gallaudet Hosts Its First Deaf Film Festival

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Deaf Cinema, made for and generally by deaf people, is burgeoning as an artform, with six international film festivals and deaf media professional groups forming.

Gallaudet University is now a part of that movement. Its four-day WORLDEAF Cinema Festival will include deaf and hard-of-hearing filmmakers, as well as hearing filmmakers whose work reflects deaf themes.

Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr. and deaf actors and actresses including Marlee Matlin and Shoshannah Stern, who starred in TV's "Weeds" and "Jericho," will take part as well.

Organizers say the festival has drawn 173 film submissions from 30 countries. It runs Thursday through Sunday at the school's Northeast Washington campus.

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