Sensory-Friendly Screening

A free, sensory and family-friendly screening will be scheduled for Fall 2018.


The Virginia Film Festival will partner with the Accessible Theatre Project to offer a free, sensory-friendly presentation of a film in the Fall of 2018.

Sensory-friendly performances aim to provide a positive viewing experience for children with autism or other sensory-related disabilities and their families. Special accommodations will account for potential sensory challenges such as jarring sounds or lights and the selected film will be short (~1 hour). A quiet area will be available during the show for anyone who needs to take a break. Specially trained volunteers will be present to support attendees and families.


Resources and FAQs are provided by Accessible Theatre Project to help you decide if this is the right show for you and your family to attend. Children must attend the sensory-friendly performance with a parent or responsible adult. After the show, families will be invited to complete a brief survey to help improve our understanding of sensory-friendly theater.