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2022 / 13' Dir. Anja Hiddinga Prod. Stichting Geelprodukt


Anja Hiddinga

In Imaginings six young, deaf ‘signed word’ artists present raps in sign language. They share the struggles and dreams of their generation, showing the power of their language for signing and non-signing viewers alike. Their poetry show confidence as well as the vulnerability.

Main Category: Experimental Film · Short
Expected Completion: June 2022
Original Film Title: Imaginings
English Film Title: Imaginings
Production Year: 2022
Running Time: 13
Original Language: Dutch Sign Language
Colour / B&W: Colour
Major topic: Inclusion and diversity
Director: Anja Hiddinga
Filmography Director: THE EMBODIMENT OF CULTURE (2020/21 Short doc); IK GEBAAR, IK LEEF/I SIGN, I LIVE (direction in cooperation with Jascha Blume) (feature doc, 2012) Awards: Etnofilm Festival Rovinj, Croatia best documentary; Seattle Deaf Film Festival best documentary, Picture This...International Film Festival, Calgary honorary mentioning doc over 30 minutes; Kratovo Film Festival, Macedonia best documentary; Sole Luna Film Festival Palermo, special jury prize for best documentary; Breaking Down Barriers Int'l Disability Film Festival Moscow, Russia best full length documentary; BEVROREN BEWEGING/FROZEN MOTION (2011); POES BAL DOBBER (2010, feature doc) KIJK JE OGEN UIT MET AVERCAMP 2009 Rijksmuseum; GROWTH, POLDER, REFLECTION, STRAND and FIRE (IFFR 2003-2005) (film poetry in sign language); Awards: Deaf focus film festival Edinburgh, Lausanne Underground Film Festival 2004: special mention by the jury ‘Growth’, Potenza Film Festival: Miglior Film Innovativo Internationale Video Poetry 2007, Sadho Poetry Festival Mumbai India 2008, Fire: Sadho prize, Athens, Emotions Pictures 2009 at Benaki Museum, Special Jury Prize, District of Columbia Association of the Deaf, 2009; Honorable Mention; GEWOON DOOF/JUST DEAF (2002, feature doc) (production), premiere IDFA 2000, VERLOREN/LOST (2001, experimental short) Nederlands Filmfestival, Utrecht, 2001.
Camera: Stef Tijdink
Cast: Bart Koolen · Boaz Blume · Brendan Lodder · Marie van Driessche · Sam Onclin · Tobias de Ronde
Main Production Company: Stichting Geelprodukt
Main Production - Person(s): Leendert Pot
Main Production Company E-mail: film@geelprodukt.nl
Main Production Company Website: www.signlab.live