A film by Sydney-based IkonFilm for the National Relay Service has scooped an award at Cinedeaf!, the first deaf film festival in Rome.
The film was made to raise awareness of the NRS, a government initiative to provide telephone solutions to people across Australia who are deaf or hearing impaired.
Entitled Quiet Signs of Love, the film is a fictional love story between two university students, one deaf and the other hearing. It features a vibetrack – a soundtrack that focuses on vibrations for deaf audiences.
Quiet Signs of Love has already been viewed by more than 24,000 people in Australia and more than 200,000 people worldwide. It is also one of only five nominees in the drama category of the Webby Awards at the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.