Film Screenings with Audio Description and Subtitles
For years, Polish Film Festival has been a disabled-friendly cultural event. As usual, two films from the Main Competition are presented using techniques that enable the blind, visually-impaired, deaf and hard-of-hearing to participate in screenings.
Through additional verbal commentary, the audio description makes it possible for the blind to become recipients of visual arts, theatre plays and films. In audio description, significant visual information, such as body language, facial expressions, plot, scenery and costumes, is de-scribed. Concise verbal descriptions enable a person with a sight impairment to follow the storyline and understand what is happening on the screen.
The audio-described films will also be subtitled so that viewers with sensory disabilities can fully enjoy the show. Open for all festival guests, such festival screenings prove that cinematic experience transcends mental and physical barriers and brings together all members of the audience.
This year, we have prepared screenings of subtitled and audio-de-scribed EO by Jerzy Skolimowski and Shreds by Beata Dzianowicz.