Diagnonsense is a drama set in 1996 at a psychiatric hospital where Deaf Social Worker Louise meets Patrick, a Deaf patient who has been kept there for 36 years and wrongly diagnosed as schizophrenic by Dr. Nicholson. Louise has to fight discriminatory attitudes to get an institutionalised Patrick to appeal against his diagnosis to get him released but he has to recall his painful memories of the events that led to his incarceration.
Lisa Kelly, Ilan Dwek, Erina Mashate, Christopher Dunne, Jenny Wills, Barbara Flintham
A non-functional relationship between Dror (10) a deaf child and Moshik, his father who struggles to accept his deafness. Moshik insists on integrating Dror in a school for hearing children, where Dror experiences bullying. He first sees his son’s distress after Dror attacks the class bully and is expelled. Now the two have to communicate to find solutions.
Miki Leon, Miko Reynlib, Ariel Lindzen Geron
A twisty emotional thriller in the spirit of Black Mirror. Featuring an entirely Deaf cast and shot exclusively in American Sign Language, this is the story of a married couple who - after having tragically lost a child - seeks out a new, experimental therapy. Their grief is consuming them, destroying their marriage, and driving a wedge between them and the rest of society. They have found the only therapist who might be able to help them - but his process could be worse than anyone imagined.
Peter Hoffman Kimball
Daniel Durant, Eddie Buck, Bellamie Bachleda
Nanda, a hearing and speech-impaired clay artist from a village in South India, lives in a world of beautiful silence. Soon, she experiences her first pangs of love but is wracked by her insecurities.
Athira Nikathil, Mathai Bibin