Access at Our Venues
Our team is currently ensuring that we have the most comprehensive and up-to-date information about access at our venues. Please check back here closer to our event, or contact ADA@SFFilm.org.
Access on Our Website
SFFILM’s website may not be compatible with all screen reader devices and we would like to get your feedback if your devices work, or not. This will allow us to try and provide a solution, or make technical changes in the future.
If you prefer to purchase tickets over the phone and not online, please call our Box Office at 415-561-5006. Please note this number is for assistance with ticket purchases, and any other feedback or questions about accessibility should be directed to ADA@SFFilm.org.
SFFILM Festival FAQs
Where can I find a PDF of the SFFILM Festival guide?
Click here to download a PDF of our program guide.
How do I learn about accessibility at all SFFILM venues?
Information about accessibility at individual venues for the 2023 SFFILM Festival will be updated here as venues are announced.
Will films and other events have closed captions available?
Yes, certain films and events will have closed captions available. Please check back here once our program is announced. Each film page will also list if closed captions are available under “Film Details.”
Will films and other events have English Subtitles available?
Films with English subtitles are listed under the “Film Details” for each program.
Will any films have audio description available?
Yes, certain films and events will have audio description available. Please check back here once our program is announced. Each film page will also list if closed captions are available under “Film Details.”
Will any events have American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation?
Yes, certain events will have ASL interpretation. Please check back here once our program is announced. Each film page will also list if ASL is provided under “Film Details. If you would like to request American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation for a specific program, please email ADA@sffilm.org.
I would like assistance purchasing tickets somewhere other than your website. Is there a phone number I can call?
Yes! Please call our ticket provider BoxCubed at 415-561-5006.
Do you have a point person for onsite ADA requests?
Yes! Please find a venue manager or SFFILM’s Director of Operations onsite.
SFFILM believes that filmmaking and film-loving are for everyone. We are committed to providing accessible experiences at all of our events whether in-person or online, supporting filmmakers with disabilities in telling their stories, and advocating for accessibility advancements within our industry at large.
We work throughout the year with our virtual platforms, screening and event venues, and with the disability community, to continually improve our attendee experience. In 2018, SFFILM established a Disability Advisory Board to consult with our staff, consisting of members of the disability community with a passion for film and an interest in helping make the Bay Area’s world-class film events accessible to all.
SFFILM’s accessibility initiatives include increasing access to closed captioning and audio descriptions online and in-person, accessibility of historic venues, and support to filmmakers with disabilities.
If you would like to learn more about accessibility at SFFILM or need accommodations, please contact ADA@SFFilm.org.
We are grateful to the SFFILM Disability Advisory Board members who have been active partners in shaping SFFILM’s accessibility initiatives since 2019.
Day Al-Mohamed — Author, filmmaker, disability policy expert
Catherine Kudlick — Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, San Francisco State University & Superfest
Lawrence Carter-Long — Director, Disability & Media Alliance Project for DREDF
Jim LeBrecht — Filmmaker and sound mixer
Kristen Lopez — Film critic and writer
Jen Rainin — CEO, Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Franco Stevens — Founder, Curve Magazine and Co-Founder, The Curve Foundation
Delbert Whetter — Producer, COO/Head of Business Affairs at Exodus Film Group
For more information, please contact ADA@SFFilm.org.