Reel Shorts 2018

  • 20:00
  • UK
  • 2017
  • English/British Sign Language (English subtitles)
The Silent Child

Profoundly deaf four-year-old Libby is expected to lip read to understand her hearing family, but it is not until Joanne, a fresh faced social worker, teaches Libby sign language that she learns to communicate. As their relationship blossoms, Libby’s mother begins to question whether Libby should be learning it at all. Nominated for an Academy Award in 2018 for Best Live Action Short. Read about it in Kate Erbland’s Feb 15, 2018 IndieWire article Oscar-Nominated ‘The Silent Child’ Writer Rachel Shenton on Developing a Complicated Role for a Deaf Child Actor.





  • Chris Overton