Accessible Cinema

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is working to provide as much access to our programme as possible.

Access measures at BFMAF 2021 will include:

To make the Festival more accessible for Deaf and hard of hearing audiences, the following titles have SDH (Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing)

All Berwick New Cinema titles (captioned by Matchbox Cinesub)

a body is a body is a body, Éiméar McClay, Cat McClay
Alternative Economies, Rehana Zaman
El Planeta, Amalia Ulman
Feast, Tim Leyendekker
Galb’Echaouf, Abdessamad El Montassir
Golden Jubilee, Suneil Sanzgiri
Idrish (ইদ্রিস), Adam Lewis Jacob
La Nave, Carlos Maria Romero
Maat means Land, Fox Maxy
Manifesto, Ane Hjort Guttu
Passion of Remembrance, Salad Hilowle
Rock Bottom Riser, Fern Silva
Tender Point Ruin, Sophia Al-Maria
suspiration!, Camara Taylor – captioned by the filmmaker
Shared Resources, Jordan Lord – captioned by the filmmaker

Focus: Anti-Archive: Last Night I Saw You Standing (captioned by Day For Night)

Essential Cinema: Back Inside Herself (available online on 17 September only) (captioned by Collective Text)

Propositions: If From Every Tongue It Drips, Sharlene Bamboat (captioned by Collective Text)

Subtitles will be available for the majority of the rest of the programme.

All of our films contain content notes to help indicate any potential distressing subject matter for audiences.

Transcripts will be available for all podcasts – these can be found on the podcast pages.

All live discussions will be recorded and available with subtitles on our website shortly after the event.

A large print version and a text only version of our catalogue will be available.

If you have any queries regarding accessibility please do not hesitate to contact

The Maltings

Address: The Maltings, Eastern Lane, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1AJ

Disabled parking is available in the public car park in front of the venue and ramped access is located to the far left of the front entrance where there are power assisted doors.

All floors are accessible by the lift.

Adapted toilet facilities are located on floor -3.

Separate Men’s and Women’s toilet facilities are also available.

The festival actively supports transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming visitors and staff in their right to use our facilities without facing discrimination. If you experience behaviour which makes you feel uncomfortable when using our facilities, please let a member of the staff know.

Baby changing facilities are located on floor -3 (accessible by lift).

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 those spaces.

Infrared Hearing Support System is available- please let us know if you would like to use this when booking your tickets so we can have the headsets readily available.

We accept the CEA card which enables a registered disabled person to obtain a free cinema ticket for a carer to accompany them to a film.

The Gymnasium

Address: The Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick Barracks, The Parade, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1DF

The Gymnasium Gallery has full disabled access and is all on one level. Disabled parking is available at Parade Car Park (The Gymnasium Gallery). The gallery welcomes guide dogs and has ramped access.

Public toilets that are Accessible

Northumberland County Council Public Tolets –  Please follow appropriate social distancing guidance and directions on safety signs at the facilities.

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