Accessible short films at the 31 FILMFEST DRESDEN

Cinema without barriers - that is the name of a project of FILMFEST DRESDEN, which wants to make a part of its festival programme accessible to people who hardly ever go to the cinema due to a disability. For several years now, four competition programmes have been made accessible which means that the films will be provided with extended German subtitles for the hearing impaired and German audio description for the visually impaired. Sign language interpreters translate the moderations. The programmes are also screened in wheelchair-accessible cinemas (Programmkino Ost, Kino in der Fabrik). In addition, the festival opening and award ceremony will be translated live into German sign language.

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Derek Jarman’s death, the festival will present his last film BLUE in an accessible version. In this film, Jarman deals with his blindness. With its consistently blue screen BLUE lives from the audio track alone and is therefore an exciting cinema experience, especially for blind people. 

The overview of our venues with information on accessibility can be found here.

For the event dates click here:

International Competition 1

International Competition 3

National Competition 2

National Competition 4

Tribut: Derek Jarman 1 – BLUE

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