Accessible Parking & Shuttles
At the Park, accessible parking spaces are located near each venue and staff will permit you into the parking lot with an ADA hangtag.
The Village of Bedford Walk is providing an accessible shuttle along the same route as our downtown-to-Park shuttles. Shuttle pick-up and drop-off points downtown are Rose Music Hall, (1013 Park Ave.), N. Fifth St. & E. Walnut St. Parking Garage, Cherry & Eighth, and Ragtag Cinema (10 Hitt St.). Shuttle pick-up and drop-off points at the park are the Old 63 Parking Lot and Riechmann Pavilion. General Fest Shuttles will begin two hours before the first scheduled event and will complete one hour after the last event ends each day, accessible shuttles will run during the following hours:
Thurs, May 6: 5:30pm-11pm
Fri, May 7: 5:30pm-midnight
Sat, May 8: 5:30pm-midnight
Sun, May 9: 5:30pm-11:30pm
We offer sign language interpretation at select festival Q&As and events; those screenings and events are designated as such in the online schedule, and the full list can be found below.
Of our venues, Ragtag Cinema is the most accessible. At the Park, all venues have pods available in flat places that are accessible by wheelchair. Golf cart shuttles sponsored by Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital are available on site for anyone needing mobility assistance to get around the Fest Park footprint. Accessible permanent and temporary restrooms are available throughout the Park. Festival staff are happy to provide needed assistance, and venue management is specifically trained to provide exceptional assistance for persons with disabilities; please check in with venue staff when you arrive at the venue. Persons with disabilities may arrive at a venue and/or enter a venue early if needed, either to be seated (if you have a ticket) or to wait nearby if you are using the Q.
Assisted Listening Devices/Audio Description
Park venues and Ragtag Cinema provide a limited number of assistive listening devices for audio amplification and audio description. To access listening devices, check in with venue staff when you arrive. Films with an available audio description are on our website. Devices are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that not all films will have audio description. Due to the nature of independent filmmaking, most films shown at the fest are not formatted for audio description.
Closed Captioning + Subtitles
Ragtag Cinema offers CaptiView, a personal closed-captioning device. Personal closed-captioning devices are equipped with high-contrast displays and easy-to-read screens that attach to your seat. Films with available closed captioning are listed on our website. Please note that not all films will have closed captioning. See a Venue Captain for assistance to obtain and set up a device. Devices are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Due to the large number foreign-language films that we program each year, most of the festival films are subtitled. Please note that these films are subtitled, not close-captioned.
All venues have wheelchair seating available. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Check in with the Venue Captain when you arrive at the venue.
Films & Events with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation
- Fri, May 7 / 6:45PM / Council Circle
- Sat, May 8 / 6:45PM / Council Circle
- Sun, May 9 / 6:45PM / Council Circle
- Thu, May 6 / 8:40PM / Showtime Amphitheater
- Wed, May 5 / 8:30PM / Twelve Point
- Fri, May 7 / 8:20PM / Twelve Point
- Fri, May 7 / 8:30PM / Sapling
- Thu, May 6 / 7:30PM / Big Ragtag
- Sat, May 8 / 8:30PM / Twelve Point
- Sun, May 9 / 7PM / Willy Wilson @ Ragtag
- Sun, May 9 / 8:30PM / Sled Hill
- Thu, May 6 / 7PM / Willy Wilson @ Ragtag [NO Q&A; Intro only]
- Fri, May 7 / 7:30PM / Big Ragtag
- Sat, May 8 / 7:30PM / Big Ragtag