The fifth annual edition of SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York opens tomorrow, March 16th, at Cinema Village in downtown Manhattan, screening 70 films from 35 countries on a broad range of social topics such as immigration, women and girls, human trafficking, climate change, aging, mental health, disability, social justice, LGBTQ rights and VR/360º films.
Here are some highlights:
Opening night, ceremony and opening film, followed by a reception;
Film – Stickman, with Malik and the Turtle on Friday the 16th. Is there a winner hidden here?
Film – Doing Nothing All Day, with Common Ground (very interesting and humorous film on the education system
Monday the 19th – Spotlight Panel: Women | Gender Equality | Human Trafficking – the Empowering Women and Girls award will be given out.
To find out about the films in the selection, workshops, panels, parties and more, visit the festival website www.ratedsrfilms.org.
The Mission of the SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival is to shine the spotlight on filmmakers who tell compelling, socially relevant, human interest stories across a broad range of social issues. The festival was created as a response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling in media and entertainment. SR believes in the power of cinema in raising awareness of social issues and promoting positive social change. Submissions are received from all over the world.