BFI London Film Festival is for everyone. We’re committed to ensuring it is as inclusive and accessible as possible.

We offer a number of accessible screenings and events and will make reasonable efforts to meet any additional requirements where we’re able. If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback, email

Access tickets

A limited number of tickets have been ring-fenced for guests with specific seating requirements including aisle seats for guests with restricted mobility and seating for BSL interpreted events in order to provide the best sight lines.

How to book

Call the Box Office (lines open 11:30-20:30)
020 7960 2102
Access tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and are subject to BFI priority membership booking periods.

CEA Cardholders

We welcome CEA Cardholders. The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association. The card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema.

Find out more.

Accessible screenings at cinemas

We have a number of cinema screenings with Hard of Hearing (HOH) subtitles, Audio Described Description (AD).

Cinema screenings for customers who are D/deaf or hard of hearing

Hard of Hearing subtitled

English language films with English subtitles, including descriptions of non-dialogue audio.

The following screenings will have HoH subtitles, including descriptions of non-dialogue audio, for customers who are D/deaf or hard of hearing.

Herself Fri 9 Oct 14:50 NFT3
After Love Fri 16 Oct 14:50 NFT3
Ammonite on Sun 18 Oct 14:20 NFT3

Please contact the LFF partner venues directly for details of their Access screenings.

Cinema screenings for customers who are blind or partially-sighted

Audio Described Description

Films with an audio-description soundtrack. Headphones are available on request.

All BFI Southbank screenings of the following with have Audio Description available:

After Love

Accessible digital screenings and events

Short films

Feature films

Closed captioning is available for the following feature films in the English language (or predominantly in the English language).

African Apocalypse
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes
Farewell Amor
Friendship’s Death
Mogul Mowgli
One Man and His Shoes
Rose: A Love Story

Subtitled Films (English language subtitles only)

Non-English language films that are fully subtitled



Silent films

BFI London Film Festival is a safe space

The festival is a place for everyone. If you are feeling uncomfortable, overwhelmed or just in need of a quiet moment, please ask one of the friendly Front of House staff and they’ll be happy to help you.