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Two BSL Zone films have won major awards at France's prestigious Clin d'Oeil Deaf arts festival.

The first award was won by Bim Ajadi, who won the Best Director award for his short film called 4, which was made as part of the BSL Zone's fund for web clips. His film starred just one actor - Stephen Collins.

Our second award was won by Caroline Parker, who won Best Actress for her starring role in the Zoom film If I Don't Lose, I'll Lose, which was directed by Jean St Clair.

This is Caroline Parker's second Best Actress award in one month, having also won at Italy's Cinedeaf Film Festival in June.

You can see Bim and Caroline photographed with their awards on the right-hand side of this page, below the BSL video

.Nearly 10,000 people attended the festival in Reims, which took place over four days, featuring theatre, cinema and sign language arts. 

The other award-winners were:

  • Best Young Film : Chloé (directed by Gilles Cervantes, France)
  • Best Animation: Predators of Transylvania (directed by Júlia Kolenakova, Slovakia)
  • Best Actor: Jan Kress (Beyond Words, Germany)
  • Best Film: The Endless Story (directed by Elsa G Björnsdóttir, Iceland)  

To watch 4, click here, and to watch If I Don't Lose, I'll Lose, click here.