Access at Our Venues
If you would like to learn more about accessibility at SFFILM or would like to request accommodations at an upcoming event, please contact ADA@SFFilm.org.
Access on Our Website
SFFILM’s website may not be compatible with all screen reader devices and we’d 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.
For people who benefit from closed captioning, audio description, or ASL interpretation, the film pages explain what is available or not for each program.
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.
Doc Stories FAQs
Where can I find a PDF of the Doc Stories guide?
Click here to download a PDF of our program guide.
How do I learn about accessibility at all SFFILM venues?
Visit these venue pages to learn more about accessibility at each.
Will films and other events have closed captions available?
Yes, the following titles have Closed Captions available:
- Centerpiece: All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
- In Her Hands
- Community Screening: Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues
- Mickey: The Story of a Mouse
Will films and other events have English Subtitles available?
A list of the films with English subtitles will be posted here as soon as it’s available. Please email us at email@example.com for the most up-to-date list of titles.
Will any films have audio description available?
Yes, the following title has Audio Description available:
Will any events have American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation?
Yes, the following events have American Sign Language (ASL) available:
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! SFFILM’s Director of Operations will be the point person for all ADA requests.
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
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.