Awards

The BSL Zone's films and programmes have been selected to be screened at festivals across the world. Below is a list of the awards we have won, in alphabetical order. How many have you seen?

  • 4

    Year Award Festival

    2015

    Best Director

    Clin d'Oeil, France

    2017

    Best Short Film

    Deaf Rochester Film Festival

  • 50/50

    Year Award Festival

    2010

    Best Directors

    Ippocampus Ciak International Deaf Cinema Festival, Milan, Italy

    2010

    Best Actor (Jacob Casselden)

    International Sign Language Festival, Tolosa, Spain

    2011

    Best Comedy

    Toronto International Deaf Film and Arts Festival, Canada

  • Battle Lines

    Year Award Festival

    2015

    Diversity Award

    Royal Television Society, Midlands Centre

  • Champion of the World

    Year Award Festival

    2013

    Best Director

    Deaffest

    2014

    Best Director

    Best Actor

    Best Editing

    Audience Award

    International Sign Language Festival, Tolosa, Spain

  • Close Up: Doug Alker

    Year Award Festival

    2016

    Nomination for Presenter of the Year (Tessa Padden)

    Royal Television Society North East and Border Centre Awards

  • Coming Home

    Year Award Festival

    2010

    Reel International Audience Choice Award

    Jury's Choice Award - Best Feature Drama

    DCADF, Washington DC, USA

  • Departure Lounge

    Year Award Festival

    2010

    Best Film

    Deaffest

    2010

    Best Short Film

    Audience Choice Award

     Ippocampus Ciak, Milan, Italy

    2011

    Merit Award

    SuperFest, Berkeley, California, USA

    2012

    Honourable Mention

    Picture This Film Festival, Canada

  • Fairytale of London Town

    Year Award Festival

    2011

    Best Cinematography

    Best Editing

    International Sign Language Festival, Tolosa, Spain

    2011

    Jury Prize for Excellence in Filmmaking

     Anthem Libertarian Film Festival, Las Vegas, USA

    2011

    Best Director

    Clin d'Oeil, France

    2011

    Award of Excellence: Short Film

    Accolade Film Festival, California, USA

    2011

    Best Director of Photography

    Best Editing

    International Sign Language Film Festival, Tolosa, Spain

    2011

    Best Drama

    Best Director

    Toronto International Deaf Films & Arts Festival, Canada

    2012

    Best Director

    Cinedeaf, Rome, Italy

    2012

    Best Actress (Sarah Beauvoisin)

    Ippocampus Ciak, Milan, Italy

  • Found

    Year Award Festival

    2016

    Award of Merit, Documentary Short

    Accolade Global Film Competition

  • Life Out There

    Year Award Festival

    2014

    Honourable Mention

    Picture This, Canada

    2015

    Best Actor (Sean Richards)

    Best Actress (Rebecca-Anne Withey)

    Best Film

    Manos K Rien Festival IV, San Sebastian (Spain)

  • Still Here

    Year Award Festival

    2012

    Best Actor (John Smith)

     Ippocampus Ciak, Milan, Italy

    2013

    Best Comedy

    Toronto International Deaf Films & Arts Festival, Canada

    2013

    Best Actor (Hal Draper)

    Deaffest

    2013

    Best Actress (Jean St Clair)

    Clin d'Oeil, France

    2013

    Best Director

    Best Screenplay

    International Sign Language Festival, Tolosa, Spain

    2014

    Best Comedy/Musical

    Seattle Deaf Film Festival, USA

  • Supersonic

    Year Award Festival

    2015

    Best Fantasty/Animation

    Toronto International Deaf Film Festival, Canada

    2016

    Best Short Film

    Providence Children's Film Festival, USA

    2016

    Best Action/Triller Film

    Seattle Deaf Film Festival, USA

    2016

    Best of Festival Award (Shorts)

    Superfest International Disability Festival, USA

  • Tree Fairy

    Year Award Festival

    2014

    Best Director

    Best Drama

    Maine Deaf Film Festival, USA

    2014

    Best Drama

    Irish Deaf Film Festival

    2015

    Best Director

    Audience Choice Award

    Toronto International Deaf Film Festival, Canada

    2015

    Best Director

    Best Film

    Best Actress (Olivia Jordan-Caws)

    Deaffest

    2015

    Best Drama

    Cindeaf, Rome, Italy

  • Who cares?

    Year Award Festival

    2013

    Best Documentary

    Deaffest

    2013

    Best Foreign Film

    Finland Sign Language Film Festival

    2013

    Best Director

    Cindeaf, Italy

    2015

    Documentary Award

    Picture This, Canada

  • Wicked 2: Programme 1

    Year Award Festival

    2009

    Best TV Programme

    Deaffest

    2009

    Doing Media Differently: Factual Programming

    RADAR People of the Year 

  • Zoom 2014: If I Don't Lose, I'll Lose

    Year Award Festival

    2015

    Best Actress (Caroline Parker)

    CineDeaf, Rome, Italy

    2015

    Best Actress (Caroline Parker)

    Clin d'Oeil, France

    2016

    Best Short Comedy Screenplay Award

    Alliance for Women in Media Southern California and Genii Awards

  • Zoom 2014: The Big Decisions

    Year Award Festival

    2015

    Second Prize

    Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival, Texas, USA

    2016

    Best Short Film

    LA Disability Film Festival, USA

  • Zoom Focus: The End

    Year Award Festival

    2011

    Honorable Mention

    Deaffest, UK

    2011

    Best Film

    Clin d'Oeil, France

    2012

    Best Short Drama

    Seattle Deaf Film Festival, USA

    2012

    Best Short Film

    Cinedeaf, Rome, Italy

    2012

    Best Film

    Irish Deaf Film Festival, Ireland

    2012

    Best Film

    Look and Roll Festival, Switzerland

    2013

    Best Director

    Deaffest, UK

    2014

    International TV Award of Sign Language Productions

    SVT, Sweden

    2015

    Audience Award

    Nottingham Alternative Film Network, UK

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