Over thirty narrative and documentary films will screen including shorts and features with twelve feature films competing for the grand prize, a week-long theatrical engagement at the Quad Cinema, courtesy of the QuadFlix Select Program. A documentary winner will receive a VOD DVD distribution deal courtesy of Cinema Libre Studio, a leader in the distribution of social issue documentaries and independent feature films. There will also be non-competing special spotlight screenings and panels with distinguished guests. The official film festival slate will be announced the first week of February.
Festival partners include:
·Academic partner, the School of the Visual Arts Social Documentary department, home of the new MFA in Social Documentary filmmaking.
·Other promotional partners of the festival include: NYFA, Unifrance Films International, Cineuropa, FIAF and Center for Remembering and Sharing.
·New-York based metal smith designer Michael Aram has donated a special trophy to be awarded to the recognized Rated SR honoree.
Education and Community Outreach Coordinator:
RATED SR is a film festival that focuses on socially relevant human stories and raises awareness to social problems by offering positive solutions through the powerful medium of cinema. Rated SR believes that through raised awareness, expanded knowledge about diverse cultures, and the human condition as a whole, it is possible to create a better world free of violence, hate and crime.
Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York shines the spotlight on filmmakers who tell compelling, socially relevant narratives across a broad range of social issues without resorting to gratuitous violence and violent forms of movie-making. Rated SR Films are enlightening, uplifting, entertaining, but most of all artistically appealing. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales each year of the festival will be donated to a charity selected from the fields of: poverty, homelessness, cancer and aging.