Accessible Film Festival

EFF // Engelsiz Filmler Festivali

7th edition

Oct 07 - Oct 20, 2021
Istanbul, Eskisehir, Ankara , Turkey

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Children, Docu-feature, Documentary, Narrative fiction
Film length Full length, Short

Mission / description Considering the basic fact that everyone should have the right to join the cultural life, Accessible Film Festival is an event where visually, hearing and orthopedically impaired audience can watch films together with the audience without any disabilities, so they can experience a cultural and social event.

All films at the Festival are presented with audio-description for impaired vision; sign language and detailed subtitles for impaired hearing. All Festival venues are selected from the venues which are accessible for the orthopedically impaired audience. The workshops and Q&A sessions which are held after the screenings with the directors and film crews during the Festival are accompanied by sign language interpreters. The Award Ceremony is also accompanied by audio description along with the sign language translation. Therefore all moviegoers whether they have disabilities or not can follow a film festival together.

While the Festival presents the best recent and the classic examples of the world and Turkish cinema, it also hosts parallel activities such as Q&A sessions after the screenings and workhsop for children. The audience with impaired hearing and vision can also follow a film competition and the current Turkish cinema first time in Turkey by means of Competition Without Barriers.

All screenings and parallel activities at the Festival are free of charge.
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