Last weekend, Elsa G. Björnsdóttir’s short film The Endless Story, won a prize at the Clin d’Oeil festival in Reims in France.
Elsa who is deaf graduated from the Icelandic Film School in 2010 made the film to commemorate a century in history of deaf where sign language was banned in the years 1880 until 1980.
“Deaf people were made to read lips and challenged to show off speaking to non-deaf people. The film is a cool review of this period of time.”
The Clin d’Oeil festival is an important asset for deaf artists from all over the world and Elsa’s prize of 1000 Euro is sure to help her underway to her next film project.