Over 16,000 people attended the 9th bi-annual Clin d'Oeil festival which took place in Reims, France, July 4, 2019 - July 7, 2019.
According to the Festival’s official website, the Clin d’Oeil is organized biannually by the CinéSourds Association "whose vocation is the discovery of Sign Language in all its diversity of its culture and its artistic forms."
The festivities include cinema, live performances, street theatres, musicals, signed concerts, and visual art exhibitions.
In March 2019, “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” part of the DawnSignPress Once Upon a Sign Series was elected to screen at the festival in the 2D/3D animation category. There are a total of six different film categories altogether including:
- Best Director
- Best Film
- Best Animation or 2D/3D
- Best Actresses
- Best Actor
- Best Youth Film
During the week of the festival, “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” was nominated as a finalist. Ben Bahan, Co-Director, attended on behalf of the media and publishing company along with one of the actors from the film, Jon Savage.
Bahan,who is also Professor/Co-Director of Prog. Development for 6th Street Project at Gallaudet University, said: “It was an honor to represent DawnSignPress and to see the film being shown to thousands of attendees every day. Congratulations to those who were involved with the production of the series --the actors, writers, directors, producers and crew!"
Clin d'Oeil will have a spinoff event called Oiol Festval that will take place in Washington, D.C., from July 9 to 12, 2020.
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