Two BSL Zone programmes were shown recently at the Glasgow Film Theatre as part of the cinema's monthly Visible Cinema Club.

The drama Departure Lounge and the comedy sketch show Deaf Funny were shown at the screening, which was curated by two Deaf actors who are studying nearby, Jamie Rea and Connor Bryson

Charlie Swinbourne, who wrote and directed Deaf Funny and wrote Departure Lounge, was there to answer questions from Jamie and Connor and members of the audience.

Charlie said: "The response was really positive, one woman cried during Departure Lounge and audience members asked about different elements of the story, including the issue of Deaf access to hospital care. The audience laughed all the way through Deaf Funny, and a lot of people were interested in the new episodes which will be made later this year. It was a lovely evening and great to meet actors and audience members in Scotland!"

Jodie Wilkinson from Glasgow Film Theatre added: “At GFT we are committed to learning from and collaborating with the Deaf community. This is a great part of our D/deaf friendly programme, working with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's BA Performance in BSL and English course. We want to make sure we are programming both entertaining and engaging deaf interest films and inviting industry professionals to talk about their work. We only hope that more Deaf people find out about these events and come along, as the more people get involved, the better the events become!”