Puppet Animation Scotland has a strong commitment to accessibility, and we strive to constantly improve access for all audiences. As the work presented during MANIPULATE is primarily visual, we are particularly committed to improving experiences of the festival for D/deaf audiences. In 2022 we will have our most accessible live festival to date, with lots of BSL-interpreted performances, several other non-verbal performances and all our films subtitled with closed captions.

All our events are listed under What’s On and within each event page, you will find access notes to the left of your screen.


To view a British Sign Language version of our festival trailer please click here.

Here is the full list of BSL-interpreted performances:

AFTER METAMORPHOSIS by Lewis Sherlock and Ali Maloney (29th Jan at 4pm)

This performance will have integrated BSL interpretation

EAT ME by Snap-Elastic (31 Jan at 8pm)

This performance will have integrated BSL interpretation

Here is the full list of Non-verbal events and performances:

THE CHOSEN HARAM by Sadiq Ali (28th Jan at 7.30pm)

FAUNA by Adrien M and Claire B (Friday 28th Jan – Saturday 5th Feb)

ACQUA ALTA: THE CROSSING OF THE MIRROR by Adrien M and Claire B (Friday 28th Jan – Saturday 5th Feb)

FOREST VIDEOLAB by Mettje Hunneman (Friday 28th Jan 5.30-7.30pm and Saturday 5th Feb 5-7pm)

There is a script available for the following show – please contact us at [email protected] if you would like this:

SHORT & SWEET by Thick & Tight (Thursday 3rd February at 7.30pm)

All animated films will have closed captions whether they are presented live or online.

Additionally, we will operate a request system for an interpreter to attend festival workshops, panel discussions and networking events. If you’d like to participate in an event and require an interpreter or if you have access to one and would like them to come with you, please contact us by Friday 15 January, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

If you have any questions about accessibility, require more information, or have any thoughts about how we can improve our access provision, please contact: [email protected]