From the entries we received from 19 countries, we’ve selected 11 films. 9 of these films are directed by Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or CODA (Children of Deaf Adults) individuals.
In the past, most of our film entries were from Europe or North America, however this time, we will screen works from a wider range of cultures such as Egypt, the Philippines, and Myanmar.
The Audience Award will be given to the film that receives the most votes by members of the audience.
The Film Program of the 3rd Tokyo International Deaf Film Festival has been announced.
In-person screenings will take place at Euro Live Shibuya from December 4-5, 2021. Also, for the first time, online screenings will be available from December 4-12, 2021.
Over the course of 9 days, we will screen 32 unique films. These films were chosen from a Deaf perspective and range from those that have been screened at other film festivals around the world, to those being premiered for the first time.
For 2021, the theme is “Otherness” (in Japanese, 「異質」). Many different people all live together in this world. In our own daily lives, we come face to face with these differences all the time. What would you do if you encountered something or someone that was strange or unfamiliar to you? What makes you different compared to everyone else?
TDF2021 will showcase a variety of films that seek answers to these questions. Please experience these films selected from a Deaf perspective.