About our events

Young girl smiles at camera next to other children and adults laying on bean bags in a cinema, watching a film
Expanding the Frame, touch screen Credit: Will Pace 2023

Opening doors and breaking down barriers for disabled audiences

A three-year project supported by Film Hub Midlands that seeks to significantly improve access to cinema for disabled audiences in the West Midlands. MAC will pilot new programmes and events to ensure that disabled people can experience film in an accessible environment, as well as seeing themselves reflected on screen.

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Explore the programme

A woman dressed in white bends down to give something to a small child. A smiling child is standing behind her and a curious baby is looking at her hand.
Sarah Hamilton-Baker, Artist
White male with a beard in a black shirt smiles at the camera.
Conor O'Donovan, Guest Programmer

touch screen

Join artist Sarah Hamilton Baker in MAC’s cinema for a sensory journey through film. In these monthly relaxed screenings you will be invited to touch, smell and feel your way through a collection of shorts.

Disability on film (DOF)

A season of films which look at how disabled people have been portrayed on screen, put together by Conor O’Donovan, a guest programmer with lived experience of disability who is keen to get audiences to think beyond the usual tropes.

Inclusive cinema

We are also improving access across our wider cinema programme at MAC with increased use of descriptive subtitles and audio description, and greater representation of disabled stories and voices.

Check out our wider accessible programme.

List of Events

  1. Two young children (a boy and a girl) stand in a snowy forest wearing disturbing masks, looking directly at the camera.

    Disability On Film: Black Sun

  2. A grey cartoon mouse sits on a book that has an illustration of an old ship on it. A lit candle sits next to the book.

    touch screen: Once Upon A Time

  3. A young girl in period clothing standing in some woods looks to the left of the image. Another young girl stands behind her.

    Oska Bright: Best Of The Fest

  4. Two men stand in a courtroom, with a police officer either side of them. One of the men has his arm in a sling. The other man has a bruised face.

    Disability On Film: Let Him Have It