International Call for Filmmakers: Socially Relevant Film Festival (NY)
Deadline: September 14th, 2018
Socially Relevant Film Festival (SRFF) New York Submissions are now open. SRFF is a non-profit film festival designed to shine a spotlight on international and local filmmakers who raise awareness of social issues, in response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling on screen. SR (TM) 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.
-Feature Competition Category: Narrative and Documentary films at least 60 minutes and less than 120 minutes long.
-Documentary Competition: Documentary films of 52 minutes or longer
-Narrative Short Film Competition: Narrative short films of 5 minutes minimum to 25 minutes maximum dealing with socially relevant stories, in the fiction, animation or mixed form. If your film has a VR and/or 360 component, please submit in the dedicated category for that genre.
-Documentary Short Film Competition: Documentary short films of 5 minutes minimum to 30 minutes maximum dealing with socially relevant stories, in the documentary form. If your film has a VR and/or 360º component, please submit in the dedicated category for that genre.
-Screenplay Competition: Screenplays of min 70 and max 120 pages Finalist screenplays are offered a staged reading of excerpts from the scripts. Awards from FinalDraft and InkTip.
-Virtual Reality and 360 films Competition: Shorts (not to exceed 8 minutes) that deal with SOCIALLY RELEVANT (TM) situations and stories using new technology, VR and 360 tools for telling their story. The films should be available on an app for smartphones and will be made available for viewing during the festival or online (based on the number of submissions and selected films).
Festival Dates for 2019: March 15th – 21st, 2019 – Cinema Village, 22 E 12th Street, New York, NY 10003
SRFF believes waiving entry fees hurts the integrity of the competition. The same rules and entry fees should apply to all applicants so no one film is favored over another. We understand the financial constraint of making films and the costs involved in submitting to Festivals. However, we also feel that submitting free does not help anyone as it takes the seriousness out. We hope you can find it in your budget to submit your film to the festivals that will best help your career and your film’s career move further forward.
In some exceptional cases when working with partner organizations, we offer discount waivers to individuals filmmakers who are members of these partner organizations.
Special student discount waivers (with proper proof) are offered.
For more detailed information and links to apply: https://filmfreeway.com/SRFF19
About: The mission of the festival is to spotlight filmmakers and their films that tackle the social and environmental issues of the day without relying on gratuitous violence, special effects, loud soundtracks and sensationalism to draw in an audience. The festival supports its filmmakers beyond the weeklong festival, as it showcases the selection films in other venues and at the Cannes Film Festival Doc Corner.