SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY Celebrates the Women Filmmakers of 2024

On the occasion of International Women's History Month, SRFF celebrates the Women Filmmakers of 2024 with a dedicated program of films, a webinar, and a screening followed by a panel discussion at NGO CSW's 68th UN Forum.
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Official Poster of SRFF 2024
Official Poster of SRFF 2024
NEW YORK - March 1, 2024 - PRLog -- The 11th Edition of SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festiva, NY opens March 13 at Maysles Documentary Center, at MRHS on March 14, at Cinema Village on March 15-17, and at the National Arts Club, on March 18. Two webinars on March 8, with all the women filmmakers of SRFF 2024 (26 in total representing 50% of the Official Selection), and on March 11, when SRFF participates with two films made by women and about women, and a panel discussion as a partner organization in NGO CSW's (the Committee on the Status of Women) 68th annual UN Forum, precede the in-person events. The two films are Lego Oma, by Karina Sturm (Germany), and Women on the Move, by Alice Lemkes (UK). Registration links may be found on the SRFF website.

SR Socially Relevant Film Festival, NY 2024 covers a broad range of social issues with 53 films posted on the festival's website under the 2024 Program. The main themes are 100 Years of Armenian Cinema, Black History Month, BIPOC films, Aging and Disability, Women, LGBTQI+. A special in-person program on February 26, celebrated Black History Month at MRHS, one of the festival venues.

Most of the line-up films stream online starting March 19. The Festival's YouTube Channel features Meet the Filmmakers live interviews and the trailers of the selected films. Film posters here.

The SRFF 2024 competition awards are The Vanya Exerjian - Empowering Women and Girls Award,  Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Actor, Best Actress and the Vision Award by festival partner IndiePix. The Finalist Screenplay Awards are sponsored by InkTip and NetworkISA.

"We're proud to have had the opportunity to present 700 socially relevant films from 40 countries over the past 10 years. The work of talented and dedicated filmmakers has offered us the bonus of learning about the human condition, filmmaking, and ways of engaging an audience, as the first steps towards raising awareness of social issues." Festival Founding Artistic Director Nora Armani said.

SRFF was founded by Actress/ Filmmaker Nora Armani in 2013 as a response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling in media and entertainment. Following a family tragedy that cost the lives of two of her dearest and nearest, namely her cousin Vanya, and uncle Jack Exerjian, Armani founded the festival to commemorate them in a meaningful way. SRFF believes in the power of the film medium in raising awareness of social issues and promoting positive social change. This new edition deals with topics such as Climate Change, Family and Adoption, LGBTQ Rights, Home and Health, Disability, Incarceration and Freedom, New York City, Racism, and BIPOC cultures.

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 without resorting to gratuitous violence and violent forms of storytelling.

Early Bird $5 tickets, the Trio $12, are available for a limited time only here ( Full ticket prices are $12-15. Press and Media are invited.

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