Accessible Films & Events

 Open Captions

To assist patrons who are Deaf or hard of hearing to engage with MIFF's program, there will be screenings of certain films with Open Captions available. Open Captioned screenings include captions or subtitles that dictate any spoken word or sound effect in the film.

Click to view a full list of Open Captioned Films.

To ensure the most suitable viewing seats are reserved please book through the Box Office. The Box Office can be contacted by email at boxoffice(at)miff.com.au or by phone on 03 8660 4898. MIFF is also contactable through the National Relay Service on 133 677 or via boxoffice@miff.com.au.

Should the film appear as ‘standby’, contact the Box Office and quote the code ‘ACCESS MIFF’, as additional tickets may be available. 

Audio Description

For those who have low vision or are blind, Audio Description (AD) services provides additional narration which describes key visual content of the film. 

It consists of a narrator talking through the presentation, describing what is happening on the screen during the natural pauses in the audio, and sometimes during dialogue if deemed necessary. At the accessible locations the signal is sent to a receiver that is worn by the user as a headset.

MIFF is working closely with the hundreds of filmmakers who are presenting their work at this year's festival to establish which titles will offer Audio Description.

Click here to view films offering Audio Description.

 Auslan Interpreted Events

To assist the Deaf Community in engaging with MIFF's program of films and events, Auslan Interpreters will be present at a selection of talks and special events during the festival.

To ensure the most suitable viewing seats are reserved please book through the Box Office. The Box Office can be contacted by email at access(at)miff.com.au or by phone on 03 8660 4898.

Click to view a full list of Auslan Interpreted events.

100% Subtitles 100% Subtitled

Many films screening at MIFF are subtitled and without any spoken English Language, including some films that are silent or that have no dialogue.

Click to view a full list of 100% Subtitled screenings, in which all spoken dialogue will have subtitles.