Accessibility

DocFest attendees sitting in rows in a medium size room listening to a talk

 

Sheffield DocFest is committed to providing a positive and inclusive experience for all, including those with disabilities and other access requirements. 

Venues

All festival venues are wheelchair accessible. Please note that wheelchair spaces in events are subject to availability. Please contact the DocFest Box Office on boxoffice [at] sheffdocfest.com for information on availability.

For all enquiries relating to accessibility and reasonable adjustments please email access [at] sheffdocfest.com or call +44 (0) 114 276 5141.

Hearing loops are available at the Showroom Cinema. You can find detailed information on all festival venues on our Venues page.

Programme Guide Materials

Please look out for accessible screenings and events noted within the printed programme.

If you require the printed programme in a different format, please contact access [at] sheffdocfest.com for a downloadable PDF that is enlargeable. 

You can also call the Festival Box Office at +44 (0) 330 122 8870 to be able to speak with someone about the programme and to ask questions about what is on when.

Captioning & Subtitling of Films & Talks

Captioning is a service for hearing-impaired and D/deaf people. There are two types of captioning, open and closed. 

Open captioning when the captions appear but you do not have the ability to turn them off, similar to English language subtitles on a foreign language film. This is used in cinema presentations and on all our live streamed talks. 

Closed captions have the ability to be turned off and on at the discretion of the user within the playback window. This will be available on some our online films on Sheffield DocFest Selects. 

We provide closed captioning where possible for our online films. These screenings have a transcription of the film’s dialogue in English along the bottom of the screen and a description of the sound in the film is also included in these captions. 

Please note, some captions have to be actively produced by the film distributors. Some distributors have a policy of providing this service for all their films. Other distributors may never do so.

Our programme contains many films subtitled into English from other languages. These may also be suitable for D/deaf or hearing-impaired customers but won’t always include additional descriptions of sounds. 

Relaxed Screenings

Our Relaxed screenings are sensory adapted cinema. This means that we want them to be as inclusive as possible. You can move around and make noise during the film, the sound will be a little quieter and the lights will be up a little so you can see around you. There will be a quiet space available for everyone outside of the cinema screen and, as with all our screenings, carer tickets are free. There will also be English subtitles or open captions. These screenings are for everyone but they are especially programmed for neurodiverse people. Please note that while we encourage everyone attending our screenings to wear a face covering, some of the audience may be exempt.

The following screenings are Relaxed:

 

Captioned Cinema Screenings

The following screenings will have English language open captions with descriptive text:

Films with English Subtitles Throughout

The following cinema and online screenings have English language subtitles throughout. Please note that all films marked as subtitled are done so at the discretion of the filmmaker. The festival cannot guarantee standard. These may be suitable for D/deaf or hearing-impaired audiences but won’t always include additional descriptions of sounds. 

Alvorada Palace / Alvorada  > FIGHTING FOR DEMOCRACY / Fri 4 June / 12:00 / Showroom 1
* Please note the other film in this programme is not subtitled or captioned

Delphine's Prayers / Les prières de Delphine > Fri 4 June /  14:00 / Halo Showroom 3

Golden Flask / Auksinis Flakonas  > HOME / Fri 4 June / 20:30 / Halo Showroom 3

The Year of the White Moon / God Beloi Luni > HOME / Fri 4 June / 20:30 / Halo Showroom 3

Super Sam > SE24 - HD4 - SW3 POSTING CODES / Sat 5 June / 11:15 / Showroom 2

Ali and His Miracle Sheep > UK COMPETITION SHORTS / Sat 5 June / 13:30 / Halo Showroom 3
* Please note some of the films in this programme are not subtitled or captioned

The Elvermen > UK COMPETITION SHORTS / Sat 5 June / 13:30 / Halo Showroom 3
* Please note some of the films in this programme are not subtitled or captioned

SON CHANT > SONIA + CHANTAL / Sat 5 June / 14:00 / Showroom 1

With Sonia Wieder-Atherton / Avec Sonia Wieder-Atherton > SONIA + CHANTAL / Sat 5 June / 14:00 / Showroom 1

Barataria  > HOW CAN WE EVER LIVE TOGETHER / Sat 5 June / 14:15 / Showroom 2
* Please note one of the films in this programme is not subtitled or captioned

Blue sky / Zerua blu > HOW CAN WE EVER LIVE TOGETHER / Sat 5 June / 14:15 / Showroom 2
* Please note one of the films in this programme is not subtitled or captioned

Aphorisms of the Lake / Aforismos del LagoSTORIES OF STRUGGLE, STRUGGLE OF DIASPORA / Sat 5 June / 17:00 / Showroom 1
* Please note one of the films in this programme is not subtitled or captioned

Homage to the work of Philip Henry Gosse / Homenaje a la obra de Philip Henry Gosse > TWO FILMS FROM ARGENTINA / Sat 5 June / 17:30 / Showroom 2

Splinters / Esquirlas > TWO FILMS FROM ARGENTINA / Sat 5 June / 17:30 / Showroom 2

Nuhu Yãg Mu Yõg Hãm: This land is our land! / Nuhu Yãg Mu Yõg Hãm: Essa Terra É Nossa! > Sat 5 June / 18:30 / Halo Showroom 3

The silence of the Mole / El silencio del Topo > Sat 5 June / 21:30 / Showroom 2

Kalsubai / Kalsubai > SOME MAGIC TO FIGHT OPPRESSION / Sun 6 June / 11:30 / Showroom 2
* Please note one of the films in this programme is not subtitled or captioned

Saudade / Saudade > SOME MAGIC TO FIGHT OPPRESSION / Sun 6 June / 11:30 / Showroom 2
* Please note one of the films in this programme is not subtitled or captioned

Under The White Mask: The Film That Haesaerts Could Have Made / Onder Het Witte Masker: De Film Die Haesaerts Had Kunnen Maken  > SOME MAGIC TO FIGHT OPPRESSION / Sun 6 June / 11:30 / Showroom 2
* Please note one of the films in this programme is not subtitled or captioned

Riverock / È Rocha e Rio, Negro Leo > Sun 6 June / 14:30 / Showroom 1

My Dear Spies / Mes Chers Espions > Sun 6 June / 15:15 / Halo Showroom 3

One Image, Two Acts / Yek Tasveer, Do Bardasht  > STORIES OF STRUGGLE, STRUGGLE OF DIASPORA / Sun 6 June / 17:00 / Showroom 1
* Please note one of the films in this programme is not subtitled or captioned

Just a Movement / Juste un mouvement > Sun 6 June / 18:15 / Showroom 2

E•pis•to•lar•y: letter to Jean Vigo > LET'S START AGAIN / Sun 6 June / 20:45 / Showroom 2
* Please note one film in this programme is not subtitled or captioned

Two Minutes to Midnight > LET'S START AGAIN / Sun 6 June / 20:45 / Showroom 2
* Please note one film in this programme is not subtitled or captioned

The Great Silence > ONLINE ONLY > Mon 7 June > 11:00/ DocFest Exchange Online Cinema

Dear Elnaz / Elnaz Jan > Mon 7 June / 15:45 / Halo Showroom 3

From the 84 days / Aus den 84 Tagen > Mon 7 June / 18:45 / Showroom 2

Portrait Of Kaye > Portrait of Kaye + The Battle of Denham Ford / Mon 7 June / 18:45 / Halo Showroom 3
* Please note the other film in this programme is not subtitled or captioned

"The red filter is withdrawn." / "레드필터가 철회됩니다." > IMAGE AND MEMORY > Mon 7 June / 20:45 / Showroom 2
* Please note some of the films in this programme are not subtitled or captioned

The White Death of the Black Wizard / A Morte Branca do Feiticeiro Negro > IMAGE AND MEMORY > Mon 7 June / 20:45 / Showroom 2
* Please note some of the films in this programme are not subtitled or captioned

Equatorial Constellations > Tue 8 June / 15:30 / Halo Showroom 3

Fixed barricade at Hamdalaye crossing / Barrage d'arrêt fixe et fermé au niveau du carrefour Hamdalaye > Tue 8 June / 19:00 / Showroom 2

Rancho > Tue 8 June / 21:30 / Halo Showroom 3

Gallant Indies / Indes Gallantes > Tue 8 June / 22:00 / Showroom 4

CAUGHT/ CAER > CAUGHT + MADNESS REMIXED / Wed 9 June / 17:45 / Halo Showroom 3
* Please note the other film in this programme is not subtitled or captioned

Factory to the workers > Wed 9 June / 18:30 / Showroom 4

Monopoly Of Violence / Un pays qui se tient sage > Wed 9 June / 21:15 / Halo Showroom 3 

Double layered town / Making a song to replace our positions > Wed 9 June / 21:30 / Showroom 2

The Witches of the Orient / Les Sorcières de L'Orient > Wed 9 June / 21:30 / Showroom 4

Summer > Thu 10 June / 18:45 / Showroom 2

Narcissus Off Duty / Narciso em Férias > BRAZIL: STORIES OF MUSIC AND PAIN / Thu 10 June / 20:30 / Halo Showroom 3
* Please note the other film in this programme is not subtitled or captioned

Who is afraid of ideology? Part III - Micro-resistances > ONLINE ONLY /  Fri 11 June > 11:00 / DocFest Exchange Online Cinema

Gorbachev. Heaven  /Горбачев. Рай > Fri 11 Jun / 18:30 / Halo Showroom 3

This Shore: A Family Story / 此岸:一個家族故事 > MEMORY REVISITED: FOCUS TAIWAN 2 > Fri 11 June / 20:00 / Showroom 1
* Please note the other film in this programme is not subtitled or captioned

Final Account > Sat 12 June / 12:00 / Showroom 4

Borderland / Grenzland >  Sat 12 June / 12:30 / Showroom 2

Chelas nha kau > Sat June 12 / 21:00 / Halo Showroom 3 & Sun 13 June / 12:30 / Showroom 2

MINAMATA Mandala >  Sun 13 June / 12:00 / Showroom 1

My childhood, my-Country – 20 years in afghanistan > Sun 13 June / Showroom 4 / 12:30

Jun > NORTHERN FOCUS SHORTS / Sun 13 Jun / 14:45 / Halo Showroom 3
* Please note the other films in this programme are not subtitled or captioned

The time to live and the time to die / 童年往事 > Sun 13 June / 15:15 / Showroom 2

 

Films with no Dialogue

Gunda + Everything > Fri 4 June / 16:45 / Showroom Cinema 3 

"The red filter is withdrawn." / "레드필터가 철회됩니다." > IMAGE AND MEMORY > Mon 7 June / 20:45 / Showroom 2
* Please note some of the films in this programme are not subtitled or captioned

The White Death of the Black Wizard / A Morte Branca do Feiticeiro Negro > IMAGE AND MEMORY > Mon 7 June / 20:45 / Showroom 2
* Please note some of the films in this programme are not subtitled or captioned

Lubiana Laibach > REMAINS OF HISTORY > Wed 9 Jun / 18:00 / Showroom 2
* Please note some of the films in this programme have dialogue and are not subtitled or captioned. 

Gunda + Everything (Relaxed Screening) > Fri 11 June / 11:00 / Showroom Cinema 4 

A Short History of Decay > MEMORY REVISITED: FOCUS TAIWAN 1 > Fri 11 June / 17:45 / Showroom 1
* Please note some of the films in this programme have dialogue and are not subtitled or captioned. 

Resampling the Past > MEMORY REVISITED: FOCUS TAIWAN 1 > Fri 11 June / 17:45 / Showroom 1
* Please note some of the films in this programme have dialogue and are not subtitled or captioned. 

Captioning of Online Films

For online, all English language films with our community programme and all our films in the DocFest Exchange will have closed descriptive captions online. 

Additional films may feature closed descriptive captions for d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences. We are regularly updating this list as we work with filmmakers. 

You can see a complete list on Sheffield DocFest Selects by clicking here

The list on Sheffield DocFest Selects will be mirrored on DocPlayer

Live Captioned Talks Online 

All our live-streamed Talks and Pitches will be live captioned. 

Live captioning is provided by Ai Media. 

To see a list of all our Talks & Pitches, please click here

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