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SR Socially Relevant Film Festival 2018 Opens 3/16

SR Socially Relevant Film Festival 2018 Opens 3/16SR Socially Relevant Film Festival 2018 (SRFF 2018) is New York City’s premier international film festival dedicated totally to social issues.

Showcasing a manifold lineup of narrative features, documentaries, shorts, and VR/360º videos from around the world, the festival is as diverse as the city itself. SRFF 2018 will be held from March 16 to 22, 2018 at Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003) and neighboring venues. Tickets will be available via Eventbrite.

The rapidly-growing Festival, now in its fifth year, is a multi-faceted event that embodies the cultural values of New York and the world. This year’s program includes socially relevant TM themes with film screenings, discussion panels, workshops, and networking events as well as after-parties at local restaurants and hosting venues.

The festival will also present its selection of cutting-edge VR/360º experiences, which push the boundaries of storytelling. With Gear VR provided by Samsung, these works drop the viewer directly into the story, creating a sense of empathy for the characters and situations that cannot be achieved with conventional film.

The festival closes on the evening of March 22 with a glistening Awards Ceremony featuring appearances from NYC local filmmakers, actors from the selected films, industry veterans, dignitaries and international guests.

Festival Founder and Artistic Director Nora Armani says, “We are proud to reach our fifth annual edition. Our dedication is first and foremost to the filmmakers whose work will otherwise not be seen on major screens. We advocate those filmmakers who choose to tell socially relevant stories instead of resorting to violence and commercial choices.”

The Official Selection of SRFF 2018 will be unveiled on Press Day – February 2nd at festival partner Doux Supperclub 2:30 – 5:00 pm.

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. 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 towards social issues and promoting positive social change. During its first four years, the festival showcased 207 films from 35 countries. Submissions are received from all over the world.

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