Accessibility

Reel Access Discount

Inside Out’s Reel Access discount is available for BIPOC folks, students, seniors, under-waged patrons, and patrons living with disabilities. Valid for regular in-person and digital screenings during the 2024 Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival from May 24th – June 1st.

For more information on accessible ticketing or to inquire about Reel Access discounts for All Access passes, please email us at boxoffice@insideout.ca

Accessibility at TIFF Lightbox

All levels of these venues can be accessed via lobby elevators, which provide wheelchair access and assisted seating. The washrooms are accessible and are located on each floor. These are all non-gendered washrooms and are labeled based on facilities available within the washroom, i.e, urinals and stalls. If you have further questions about TIFF’s accessibility please contact accessibility@tiff.net.

Parking at TIFF Lightbox

“Pay and Display” is available underground in the TIFF Bell Lightbox parkade. The entrance is off Widmer Street, which can be accessed from both Adelaide Street or King Street West.

Film Captioning

Inside Out is committed to achieving our goal of captioning or full subtitling for all films selected to screen at the 2024 Inside Out Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival. In-person screenings will include open captions and ASL interpretation for film introductions and Q&As is available upon request.

All Shorts Programs contain Open Captions and/or Full Subtitles.  All programs will screen with Open Captions or Full Subtitles with the exception of Sebastian.

See below for a full list of Accessible Films.

Screening with Open Captions 

A Big Gay Hairy Hit! Where The Bears Are: The Documentary

A House is Not a Disco

A Mother Apart

Bonus Track

Bulletproof: A Lesbian’s Guide to Surviving the Plot

Carnage for Christmas

Chuck Chuck Baby

Close to You

Cora Bora

Dalton’s Dream

Desire Lines

Extremely Unique Dynamic

Join the Club

Mother Father Sister Brother Frank

My Old Ass

nanekawasis

Sebastian

Sisters

Spark

Stories from my Gay Grandparents

Teaches of Peaches

Unusually Normal

We Forgot to Break Up

Screening with Subtitles

All Shall Be Well

Langue Etrangere

Leon

Rookie

The First Women

Toll

Young Hearts

Physical Accessibility

All Festival venues are physically accessible.  2024 venues include TIFF Lightbox and TD Music Hall.  Please visit the venues’ websites for additional information on the venue accessibility.

Support Persons

One support person accompanying a person with a disability will be allowed to enter Festival events and screenings free of charge, provided the main attendee has a ticket. Support persons are required to obtain a free ticket from the box office (subject to availability).

Service Animals

Inside Out welcomes people with disabilities and their service animals. Service animals are allowed at our venues in areas that are open to the public.

CaptiView Devices

Captiview devices are available for english language films that have closed captions. These will be accessible from the TIFF Box Office.

ASL-Interpreted Films

If you would like to request ASL interpretation (American Sign Language) for a screening, please email access@insideout.ca.

Please note: All interpreting requests must be booked 72 hours in advance.

Scent Allergies / Sensitivities

We encourage our patrons to refrain from wearing perfume, cologne and other scented products when visiting the theatres; however, we cannot guarantee a scent-free environment. Should you have an allergy to scented products and require a change in your seating location, please consult with our venue staff and we will relocate you to comparable seating where possible.

Industry-wide Projects to Increase Accessibility

Reel Access Project + Accessibility Resource Guide

Funded by the Toronto Arts Council, this 2019-2020 project brought together film festival representatives and disability activists/consultants to address obstacles to accessibility at film festivals in Toronto. The project held a well-attended Discovery Forum in May of 2019 to bring the discussion of accessibility to the foreground. A follow-up in-person forum planned for 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19 and replaced with an industry survey on accessibility improvements. The project also created an Accessibility Resource Guide for film festivals.

The Accessibility Resource Guide is part of the Investment Readiness Program funded by the Government of Canada’s​ SI/SF Strategy​.

Creating a Culture of Accessibility

In 2020, with funding from the Investment Readiness Program of Employment and Social Development Canada, Inside Out initiated a project to investigate the feasibility of a central toolhouse to provide accessibility supports, equipment and services to event producers in Toronto with the aim to increase overall accessibility. When the toolhouse was deemed not currently feasible, the project dug deeper to look at what kind of change was needed for accessibility to be prioritized throughout the culture of an organization. The result is a useful report of case studies on organizational transition that can lead to a “culture of accessibility” in all organizational operations.  Download a copy of that report here.

Industry Accessibility Advisory Initiative

This 2020-21 project is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and focused on developing a standard set of policies and procedures for the advancement of accessibility in the film festival sector. Led by an Advisory Committee of festival reps and disability activists and in partnership with the Creative Users Project, the project aims to release a standard document of policies and procedures by the end of 2021.

Welcome to the Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival! This year, we are excited to present our text-only accessible program guide, designed to ensure that all community members can fully engage with our diverse lineup of films.