Cinema Retro has received the following press release:
2017 Socially Relevant Film Festival returns to New York City this month.
Founded in 2013 by Artistic Director and Festival Curator Nora Armani the SRFF
is now in its fourth year. Focusing on "socially relevant film content,
and human interest stories that raise awareness to social problems and offer
positive solutions through the powerful medium of cinema" the festival has
screened 157 films from 35 countries over 20 days in its first three years.
year, 46 films will be screened from 23 countries. There are narrative features
(6), documentary features (12) and short films (23) presented during the fest
which also includes "an AR/VR and 360 gear expo and film exhibit, panels
on Women, Immigrations and Refugees, VR/AR and 360 films, Industry Panels at
SVA Social Documentary MFA film department on Funding Film Ideas and The
Hazardous Documentary. SAG-AFTRA hosts a low-budget film production workshop
for visiting and local filmmakers in the festival, and the Mayor's Office of
Media and Entertainment together with the Governor's Office of Motion
Picture & Television present a workshop on filming in New York. "
you know that most of the chocolate we consume is on the backs of child slaves?
"The Chocolate Case," the opening night feature of this year's
Socially Relevant Film Festival, chronicles the journey of three journalists
who uncover this fact, fail to convince the big chocolate producing companies
to end the practice and eventually enter the chocolate market themselves.
4th SRFF runs from March 13-19 at the Cinépolis Chelsea. It is packed with
films from around the world that will move you, inform you and have you talking
about them for days. There are narrative features, documentary features and
short films. There are also panels, workshops and VR/AR demonstrations to
attend. Parties too.
a desire to become a filmmaker? The afternoon of March 14th features a
"Smartphone filmmaking workshop" that will present an award to the
best smartphone film possibly giving the filmmaker a waiver to submit the film
for free for next year's festival.
15th features a retrospective screening of Charlie Chaplin's "The Great
Dictator" that is preceded by an "Artists in Resistance" panel