Matchbox Cinesub is our professional subtitling arm. Our team has 10+ years’ experience subtitling for access, alongside our 10+ years’ experience in film exhibition. As exhibitors and event producers ourselves, we know what’s required technically, creatively and in terms of scheduling and budget.

We specialise in helping film festivals make their full programmes accessible and in working with film-makers and artists to ensure their work sincerely meets the demands of access provision while preserving the integrity of their work. We pride ourselves on producing the best, exhibition-quality descriptive subtitles no matter the initial context, ensuring our work can have a legacy in future use, in any number of contexts.

Since 2019, we’ve captioned over 700 films and short films. In 2020, Matchbox won a National Lottery Award in the Art/Culture/Film category, for efforts producing SDH/captions for D/deaf audiences.

For more information about our services, our rate card or even just to chat about subtitling, especially for access, email

Clients include: Africa in Motion Film Festival, Alchemy Film & Arts, ArtReach, BECTU, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Caledonian Mumblecore, Cample Line, Cat Strand, Ctrl Shift Face, Disaster Plan, Document Film Festival, DoMeRight Productions, Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA), Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edwin Morgan Trust, Embassy Gallery, Encounters Film Festival, Filmhouse (Edinburgh), Film Hub Scotland, Forum Cinema Hexham, GAMIS, Glasgow Doors Open Day, Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Hellmouth Pictures, HippFest, Hopscotch Films, Independent Cinema Office, Inverness Film Festival, A Kind Of Seeing, Leith Late, Live Cinema, LUX, Macrobert Arts Centre, Matchbox Cineclub’s Weird Weekend (and all other Matchbox screenings), Open City Documentary Festival, Queen’s Film Theatre (Belfast), Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, Serious Facilities, Shetland Arts, Spike Island, Take One Action Film Festival, This Way Up, Watershed, Whitechapel Gallery and Women Over Fifty Film Festival.

Check out our dedicated YouTube playlist for captioned trailers here.

Some of the films we’ve produced SDH/captions for: