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Event Access

  • Live Stream
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Captions
  • Open Captions
  • Relaxed Performance
  • Discounted Tickets Available

May 26, 2022 - June 10, 2022

ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto

Hosted by ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto

Launched in 2016, the ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto (RAFFTO) is the only Canadian chapter of the ReelAbilities Film Festival – the largest film festival in North America dedicated to showcasing shorts, features, and documentaries about Deaf and disability cultures.


Virtual & Physical Accessibility:

  • All of our festival films feature open captions, and are made available with audio description tracks.
  • All live events such as panels, Q&As, and workshops feature ASL interpretation and live captioning (CART) for translating and transcribing speech in real time.
  • All physical event venues are barrier-free.
  • Relaxed screening policy: RAFFTO maintains a relaxed attitude towards noise and movement at in-person screenings and events. This also includes keeping House lights on at a dim level and sound at a slightly lower volume, and communicating pertinent information about the nature of the screenings to patrons in advance.
  • Scent-free policy: RAFFTO supports the maintenance of a fragrance-free environment, and encourages staff and patrons to refrain from using, wearing, and bringing scented products and materials at in-person events.

Financial Accessibility: We also recognize the importance of income-based accessibility, and have implemented a Pay-What-You-Can ticketing model for all of our events. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, we are proud to ensure that cost is not a barrier to attending our programming.

If you have any questions or feedback about our accessibility measures, please get in touch with us at inclusion@mnjcc.org. We are dedicated to meeting your needs to the very best of our ability, and making sure that the festival experience is inclusive and enjoyable for all!


ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto

750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON, M5S 2J2, Canada

Phone number: 416-924-6211

Email: lindal@mnjcc.org

In 2016, the American-born ReelAbilities Film festival crossed the border and launched in Toronto, Ontario, making this the first official international chapter of RAFF. Now in our fourth year, ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival is proud to showcase Canadian and International shorts, features, and documentaries about Deaf and disability cultures and by filmmakers and actors with disabilities and/or who are Deaf. Over the past 4 years, ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto has launched programs alongside producing the festival in the spring of each year. Programs such as the ReelAccess/CinemAccessible Guide and the CBC-ReelAbilities Breaking Barriers Film Fund have helped build this Toronto festival into a mainstay of the city’s disability and cinematic fabric! Our ReelEducation program has brought films and lesson plans about equity and inclusion into 118 schools across the province, in 28 schoolboards.