Submissions open today for Sixth Edition of SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY 2019
---Early bird submissions for SRFF 2019 open tomorrow - on second day of the Cannes Film Festival on the Cannes Croisette!
---New Lineup to be decided sooner to allow for thematic and country spotlights to develop on a larger scale.
SRFF favors the films submitted via Filmfreeway.com and WithoutaBox.com with a very small percentage of curated shorts in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and specifically SDG 5 (gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls). Some are from the UN Media Partnership, and others from organizations that advocate social issues.
The festival invariably programs Q&A sessions between visiting and local filmmakers and the audience immediately following the screenings, some of the filmmakers whose works are screened, experts and advocates of women's and other issues are also invited. The 'Vanya Exerjian - Empowering Women and Girls Award' is the festival's staple award and in addition to the award categories, it is presented to a film advocating the empowerment of women and girls preferably but not necessarily directed by a woman. The latest winner was Dr. Ruchira Gupta of Apne Aap.
The program strives to bring together prominent industry players who have supported the festival in the past, the women filmmakers in the past selections of the festival, and international advocates of women's rights of all genders. The 50/50 rule is respected not as a quota only but rather based on the quality of the work presented.
The rapidly-growing, social-issue based festival is now in its fifth year. SRFF is a multi-faceted event that embodies the cultural values of New York and the world. SRFF 2019 will showcase close to 70 films across an array of platforms from emerging, international and local filmmakers.
Festival Founder and Artistic Director Nora Armani says, "SRFF is always in the look out for new like-minded partners and sponsors. Every year we are surprised and awed by the quality of the work that is out there and the responsibility of the filmmakers resenting their socially relevant work to SRFF."
If interested to be involved as a sponsor of SRFF 2019 and please contact the SRFF team at ratedsrfilms@
SRFF is proud to be supported by The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Fairways Law Firm - Paris, in addition to sponsorships from the German Consulate General of New York, The Dutch Consulate General, and organizations such as NAASR, St. Leon Armenian Church, AGBU Performing Arts, AIWA NJ and Armenian Network of America. Industry partners and sponsors include Cinema Libre Studio, Candy Factory, InkTip, Final Draft, Resolution rentals, UniFrance and more. Award trophies are by Michael Aram. Our hospitality partners are: Villanelle Restaurant, Westside Market, Pete's Coffee and La Colombe Coffee.
ABOUT SR SOCIALLY RELEVANT FILM FESTIVAL NY: www.ratedsrfilms.org
SR Socially Relevant ™ Film Festival New York is a 501(c) 3 non-profit film festival founded by actress Nora Armani. The Mission of the SR Film Festival is to shine the spotlight on filmmakers who tell compelling, socially relevant™, human interest stories, across a broad range of social issues. During its first five years, the festival showcased 277 films from 35 countries. Submissions are received from all over the world and they open May 9.
For more information about SRFF 2019 sponsorship possibilities, as well as past festival editions and partners, visit www.ratedsrfilms.org.
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