The film won the Best Drama and Best Director awards, which were picked up by director Louis Neethling, who had flown over for the festival.
Neethling said: "The audience loved Tree Fairy and asked me lots of questions about how the special effects were done. They also had heard a rumour that a new Four Deaf Yorkshiremen film is coming out and said that they can't wait to see it!"
He added: "I feel privileged to have been invited to the 12th Maine Deaf Film Festival by coordinator Brenda Schertz. Portland, Maine has a small Deaf community but boasts a world renowned linguistics department headed by Judy Shepard-Kegl at University of Southern Maine."
Who Cares, a documentary about elderly care for Deaf people, was also popular at the festival. Neethling said: "At the Q & A people wanted to know what happened to Beatrice, Stephen, Mary and Alan after we had finished the film. This led on to a stimulating discussion about care for elderly Deaf people."
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Tree Fairy from all of us here at the BSL Zone!