Open City Documentary Festival

7 – 13 September 2022
in London

The Lifecycle of a Subtitle

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Matchbox Cineclub discuss and demonstrate in real time how access materials for films are created.

Starting with an unsubtitled short, this workshop and live demonstration will be a study of how to create effective descriptive subtitles that balance the demands of accessibility against the intentions of the filmmaker and the integrity of their work.

From principles and planning, through discursive collaboration, to the managing and sharing of access resources, Matchbox will illustrate the practical and ideological underpinnings of ensuring accessible cinema and how producers, programmers and filmmakers can engage productively in the entire process.


Presented by Matchbox Cineclub’s Sean Welsh and Calvin Halliday