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  • Since 1995, Deaf Rochester Film Festival has hosted film festivals featuring works written, produced, created, and performed by Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and film production companies around the world. This screening includes films from the VSW collection as well as contemporary national and international works that center the Deaf experience, encourage analysis and interpretations of Deaf Cinema and Deaf visual aesthetics, and foster film as a medium for historical preservation of Deaf Culture.

    The Community Curator program invites representatives from  community groups in the Rochester region to curate film screenings using VSW’s collection of over 9,000 film and video titles.  For more information on how to participate, visit the Community Curator page on our website.

    The VSW Film Series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by the ArtWorks program of the National Endowment for the Arts.