Deaf Lens - Short Film Showcase

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Join us for an afternoon at the movies!

As part of FLOW Festival, enjoy a collection of short films from the Deaf Community, followed by an In Conversation session with leading Deaf filmmakers and screen artists.

Estimated running time: 1 hour film screening, followed by a panel discussion of approximately 30-45 minutes


Northern Rivers-based Arts Worker & Cultural Cultivator Sigrid Macdonald’s practise targets the intersection of regional Deaf community and culture and the creative arts sector. Sigrid is informed by her own lived experience of deafness in a unique regional Deaf community, as well as a desire for creative pursuits and connection. She seeks to cultivate connections between political, cultural and public spheres in a practise often termed Cultural Mediation. Recent collaborations involve Deaf community members, regional galleries, festivals, artists and arts/cultural organisations, pushing the barriers of audience engagement.


At FLOW Festival, we believe in the power of art to transcend barriers and create meaningful experiences. Through a dynamic program of exhibitions, performances, workshops, and presentations, we create a platform for Deaf and Hard of Hearing artists to share their stories, challenge societal norms, and inspire change. Our festival encourages collaboration, experimentation, and exploration, providing a space where creativity knows no limits. Join us on September 15th-17th as we transform Melbourne into a hub of artistic expression and cultural exchange. Immerse yourself in thought-provoking exhibitions, be captivated by electrifying performances, and engage in interactive workshops led by talented artists. Whether you are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or simply an art enthusiast, FLOW Festival invites you to be part of a truly unique and inclusive experience. Come and be part of our vibrant community, where artistic talent meets diversity, and where the power of creativity knows no boundaries. Explore the world through the eyes of Deaf artists, connect with like-minded individuals, and celebrate the richness of Deaf culture at FLOW Festival Australia. Together, let’s create an unforgettable and transformative experience that will leave a lasting impact on both the artistic landscape and the hearts of our attendees.

Flow Festival Australia is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. This project is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Flow Festival 2023 is presented in partnership with Darebin Council at Darebin Arts Centre with additional support from our Gold Sponsor, Deaf Connect, and our Partner Organisation, Expression Australia.

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Event & ticketing details

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Auslan Interpreted
Closed Caption
Wheelchair Access
Accessible Toilet

Dates & Times

Book in advance and tickets at door Sunday 17 September - 2:30pm-4:30pm


Paid Ticket Entry


Darebin Arts Centre

401 Bell Street, Preston VIC 3072

Get directions


Mernda Line, Bell Station (check for Level Crossing Removal works disruptions)


Route 11 (stop 40, a further 10 minute walk) / Route 86 (stop 45, a further 10 minute walk)


Route 513 (Alight at corner of Bell Street and St Georges Road, a further 2 minute walk) Route 903 (Alight at corner of Bell Street and St Georges Road, a further 2 minute walk)
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