Matchbox Cinesub is our professional subtitling arm. Our team has 14+ years’ experience subtitling for access, alongside our 12+ 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 2,000 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. We were shortlisted at the 2022 Big Screen Awards in the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative category and were named one Big Issue’s Changemakers 2023.

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

Clients include: 4 Quarter Films, Abertoir Horror Festival, Access Cinema Ireland, Africa in Motion Film Festival, Alchemy Film & Arts, Anteroom, ArtReach, Aya Films, BECTU, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, BFI, Birds’ Eye View, Caledonian Mumblecore, Cample Line, Cary Comes Home, Cat Strand, Cinebox, Cinema Rediscovered, Creativs Label, Ctrl Shift Face, Culture Collective, Curate-It, Disaster Plan, Document Film Festival, DoMeRight Productions, Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA), Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edwin Morgan Trust, EFN Short Film Festival, Elevator Productions, Embassy Gallery, Enhancing Audio Description II, Encounters Film Festival, Epik Pictures, Exeter Phoenix, FACT (Liverpool), Ffilm Ifanc, Fig Films, Film City Futures, Film Distributors’ Association, Filmhouse (Edinburgh), Film Hub Scotland, Film Hub South East, Film Hub South West, Film London, Jeanie Finlay, Flatpack Festival, Forced Path Pictures, Forum Cinema Hexham, Freya Films, Fringe!, GAMIS, Glasgow Doors Open Day, Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Gorilla Films, Halcyon Pictures, Havana Glasgow Film Festival, Hawkwood Productions, Hidden Pictures North, Hellmouth Pictures, HippFest, Hopscotch Films, Independent Cinema Office, Inverness Film Festival, Kato Pictures, A Kind Of Seeing, Larsa Films, Last Conker, Leeds International Film Festival, Leith Late, Little Stitch Productions, Live Cinema, Long Acre Arts, LUX, Macrobert Arts Centre, Manipulate Festival, Matchbox Cineclub’s Weird Weekend (and all other Matchbox screenings), Maz Murray, Messy Films, MsMono, MUBI, Night Sky Films, Northern Heart Films, Now Films, Open City Documentary Festival, PaperEpic Productions, Pollyanna, Queen’s Film Theatre (Belfast), Rachel Maclean, Reclaim the Frame, Rianne Pictures, Safar Film Festival, Samizdat Film Festival, Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, Serious Facilities, Shetland Arts, Sixteen Films, Somesuch, Sovereign Films, Spike Island, Split Second Films, Square Eyes Film, Take One Action Film Festival, Tedium Entertainment, This Way Up, Tull Stories, University of Glasgow, Vertigo Films, Warwick Arts Centre, Watershed, We Are Parable, Whitechapel Gallery, Winnipeg Film Group and Women Over Fifty Film Festival.

Check out a YouTube playlist of trailers with our descriptive subtitles here.