SIFF strives to be an accessible organization and is working to ensure all patrons are able to access our year-round and Festival programming.

Wheelchair Accessibility

All SIFF Cinema venues are ADA compliant.

Seattle International Film Festival external venues are ADA compliant, with the exception of Ark Lodge Cinemas in Columbia City, which is not wheelchair accessible.

Assistive Devices

All SIFF Cinema venues and Seattle International Film Festival external venues are equipped with Assistive Listening devices. Check-in with the Cinema or Festival Venue Manager to locate the devices at your venue.

All SIFF Cinema venues and Seattle International Film Festival external venues are equipped with Closed Captioning and Descriptive Listening devices, but services may vary per film. Email for more information.

Films with Subtitles

Click the links below to view a list of films with subtitles, as a PDF or Excel spreadsheet:

Films with Subtitles (PDF)
Films with Subtitles (.xls)

Service Animals

Persons with disabilities and their service animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for those persons with disabilities are welcome at SIFF Cinema venues.* Pets are not allowed and will be turned away. Under the ADA, any service animal whose task is to provide protections, emotional support, well-being, comfort or companionship is not considered a service animal and will not be allowed into the SIFF Cinema venues.*

All service animals must remain by the handler's side at all times and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal's work or the individual's disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls. Service animals must be housebroken. Anyone bringing an animal will be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury caused by the animal. SIFF reserves the right to ask service animals to leave if they become disruptive.

SIFF abides by the Washington State Human Rights Commission's Guidelines for Service Animals and Discrimination. 

*Seattle International Film Festival external venues are independently run and may have different policies. Please email for questions and arrangements.

Questions or comments?

We welcome and encourage all feedback and suggestions in our efforts to provide reasonable accommodation. For any accessibility-related questions, comments, or concerns, please emails us at

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