White Space 

White Space  (2011)  follows the inner life of a deaf performance poet as he makes his debut at an open-mic night for a hearing audience. Can the language of the heart emancipate the inner voice, transcending the white space between a hearing audience and a deaf man’s soul?

The award-winning film was written and directed by Maya Washington starring ABC Family’s Switched at Birth star Ryan Lane, CJ Jones, Zendrea Mitchell, Lester Purry, Byron Washington, Tanya Alexander, Ant Black and Maya Washington.

 

 Awards

 

WINNER Best Short Film

2012 Hollywood Black Film Festival

 

WINNER Best Short Film

2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival

 

WINNER Best in Fest

2012 Co-Kisser Poetry Film Festival

 

WINNER Best in Category

2012 Co-Kisser Poetry Film Festival

 

WINNER Indie Soul Special Recognition Award

2012 Boston International Film Festival

 

NOMINATION Outstanding Independent Short Film

2013 Black Reel Awards

 

Official Selection

2014 Hong Kong International Deaf Film Festival

2013 CINEDEAF Rome International Film Festival

2013 Gebärdensprachfilmwoche Berlin Film Festival

2013 Toronto International Deaf Film Festival

2013 Indie Boots Film Festival

2013 Langston Hughes African American Film Festival

2012 Hollywood Black Film Festival

2012 Tallgrass International Film Festival

2012 Urbanworld Film Festival

2012 Co-Kisser Poetry-Film Festival

2012 Budapest International Short Film Festival

2012 Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival

2012 Cinema and Civics

2012 Northern Spark Festival

2012 Maine Deaf Film Festival

2012 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival

2012 Seattle Deaf Film Festival

2012 WAMMFest Women and Minorities in Media Festival

2012 Boston International Film Festival

2012 Women’s International Film and Arts Festival

2012 Sedona International Film Festival

2012 San Diego Black Film Festival

2011 African American Women in Cinema Festival

2011 Costa Rica International Film Festival

2011 Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival