English article: Film festival for people with disabilities helps share theater experience

MAY 26, 2016

The 11th festival will take place at four venues in Hokkaido, Japan's northern Island from June to November.

With all entries accompanied by subtitles, audio descriptions and sign language volunteers, the Hokkaido Universal Film Screening Festival draws around 1,000 visitors each year.

Films at the festival are also accompanied by volunteers standing next to the screen who convey songs and music with sign language and physical movement.

“I want Deaf/deaf people to feel the music when a musical note appears in a subtitle,” an organizer explained.

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