Contact Amanda Barbour at for any and all accessibility inquiries.

Marginalised community access

When our program discusses marginalised communities, 20% of tickets are reserved and available to that community at zero cost. For example; the Aboriginal community has access to 20% of tickets for our session on Aboriginal feminism, and don’t have to pay anything. Email with the session title in the subject line for more information.

Wheelchair access

FEM&IST Films only uses wheelchair accessible venues with wheelchair accessible bathrooms. Check specific events for proximity to accessible public transport. Things we can troubleshoot before any guests arrive are heaviness of doors and that the accessible bathroom is not being used as a storage facility, however if you have any concerns/particular requirements do not hesitate to email Amanda at

Access for the Deaf and hard of hearing community

We are aware that the proper way to do things would be to have closed captioning on all films and AUSLAN interpreters for all post-film Q&A. This is not always possible, due to the availability of closed captions on certain films and our budget. 40% of our 2018 program will be subtitled and AUSLAN interpreted, and we aim to improve this figure in future. Check program for further details.

Guide Dogs

Guide doggo’s are always welcome at our events, and free water will be available. Remember, cinema is multifaceted and triggers all sorts of sensations, so you don’t need to see the images to experience the ambiance a film creates.

Sensory Overload

Most venues will have a designated quiet room if you’re susceptible to sensory overload. For more information, email Amanda at