We are striving to make the festival accessible for all audiences and will continue to update the tools and information we have available in the lead up to the festival.
Please do contact us directly at email@example.com if you have any individual access requirements and we will do our best to assist.
Take a look below to see what we had in place for our 18th edition of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2023:
Cost of Living / Financial Barriers
We would love to have you attend the Festival and hope the following options may make visiting more financially viable for anyone who would like to attend.
Collect a free ticket – we will have a limited number of free tickets available for screenings in The Maltings Main House to support audiences facing financial barriers. Tickets can be picked up from 10am everyday of the Festival for one of that day’s screenings, just ask to collect a free ticket at the box office. Unfortunately these will be limited to first come, first served.
For artists, filmmakers and anyone developing their career in the visual arts or film, we have a limited number of free Festival passes and can advise on the cheapest accommodation options. These passes are reserved for unwaged or low waged guests who would otherwise not be able to attend. Contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please do contact us directly at email@example.com if you have any individual requirements and we will do our best to assist.
Subtitles, SDH & Audio Description
English subtitles will be in place for all titles in the main festival programme.
Unfortunately, the following titles will not have subtitles:
- Care • Dir. Alastair Cole • Sunday 5th March • 18:15 • Maltings Henry Travers
- Sorrow had a baby • Dir. Myrid Carten • Descendants • Sunday 5th March • 10:00 • Maltings Main House
- The Life Cycle of Rainbows • Dir. India Sky Davis • Descendants • Sunday 5th March • 10:00 • Maltings Main House
SDH captions are also available for the following films:
- From the Ashes: Nicaragua Today • Dir. Helena Solberg • Helena Solberg: Breaking Mirrors • Saturday 4th March • 16:15 • Maltings Henry Travers
- Sepa: Our Lord of the Miracles • Dir. Walter Saxer • Saturday 4th March • 13:45 • Maltings Henry Travers
- FEARDEATHLOVEDEATH • Dir. Basim Magdy • Friday 3rd March • 17:00 • Maltings Main House
- The Pleasures of Unbelonging • Dir.Christopher Ulutupu • Saturday 4th March • 10:30 • Maltings Henry Travers
- Hello Dankness • Dir. Soda Jerk • Saturday 4th March • 12:00 • Maltings Henry Travers
- Everyday Apocalypse • Dir. Kimberley O’Neill • Screentime • Friday 3rd March • 17:30 • Maltings Henry Travers
We unfortunately cannot offer Audio Description for screenings at this iteration of the festival.
Content notes / trigger warnings
Content notes and trigger warnings are listed where appropriate for each film listing.
Additionally, you can email us about any concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org, or ask a member of staff or volunteer on site at the Festival for further information.
Recommended age certifications are listed in our Programme Guide.
Most films are recommended for audiences ages 12 years of age and older.
We advise audiences are aged 18 years of age for the following titles.
Trigger warnings for these films are listed on their programme pages.
Large print & text
Maps & Guides
The Maltings (Festival Hub)
Our main venue is The Maltings and we use a variety of additional venues around Berwick-upon-Tweed which have various levels of accessibility.
The venue has power assisted doors
Level and ramped access is located to the far left of the front entrance
Disabled parking spaces available in the public car park in front of the venue
Disabled seating is available in both the Main House and Henry Travers Studio. Please let us know when booking your tickets so we can reserve these spaces.
Lift located in the foyer with access to all floors
Adapted toilet facilities and baby changing facilities are located on floor -3.
Baby changing facilities are located on floor -3 (accessible by lift).
The Maltings supports the rights of women to discreetly breastfeed in all public areas of the building.
We accept the CEA card
Volunteers & Venue Staff will be present throughout opening hours.
The Main House has a fixed number of wheelchair spaces, which we recommend pre-booking at Box Office
The Henry Travers Studio has centre handrails. Seating in the studio is unassigned, however disabled seating in the front row can be reserved through the Box Office.
Guide dogs are warmly welcomed
If you need any additional information or you’d like a large print version of our brochure, please contact the Box Office as we can print these for collection upon request.
Northumberland County Council Public Toilets:
- Castlegate Car Park, TD15 1JS. Accessible, RADAR Key required, 20p honesty box, Babychanging facilities in Female toilet.
- Eastern Lane superloo TD15 1AT. Fee 20p. Detailed information available at Accessable
- Magdalene Fields, Accessible, RADAR Key required
- The Promenade Spittle TD15 1RN, Accessible, RADAR Key required, Babychanging facilities in Female toilet
- Woolmarket TD15 1DH
Detailed information available at Accessable
We welcome Guide dogs, hearing and registered assistance dogs in all our venues.
The festival aims to be a safe and inclusive space, if you experience behaviour which makes you feel uncomfortable when using our facilities, please let a member of staff know.
Visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings if they wish to in all of our venues. Face coverings and hand sanitiser will be available for visitors at the Festival hub.