DIFF celebrates and promotes equality, diversity and inclusion through its programmes, events and development projects. We welcome our audiences from different parts of Ireland and around the world to participate in the screenings and events in-person and online at our venues. To make your participation as enjoyable as possible we are committed to the following:

  • All our venues have accessible seating and a hearing loop
  • Non-English (Foreign) language films are subtitled.
  • Our volunteers would be trained for hidden disabilities and the trained volunteers would wear lanyards with sunflowers to be approached.
  • On-screen text, SDH subtitles and captions for D/ deaf or hard of hearing will be tagged as ‘CC’ on our programme

If you are a wheelchair user or have any other access requirements and wish to make a booking please contact the box office on  +353 1 687 7974 or send us an email at so that we can make sure that there are facilities to accommodate your needs.

We offer free companion seats for those who have limited mobility or may otherwise need assistance from a carer – please mention this when booking your ticket(s) to ensure we can meet your access requirements.

As part of our commitment to equality of access, around 5% of our tickets are made available for free to marginalised or underrepresented communities, students, young people, and emerging filmmakers for whom cost is barrier. 

This is made possible thanks to our Principle Funder the Arts Council, and our Champion Patron, the filmmaker Adam McKay (Don’t Look up, Anchorman, The Big Short). 

We work with a variety of partners to distribute free and subsidised tickets including Merchants Quay Ireland, community groups and local students societies.