2018 Official Trailer + Promo Now LIVE!

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We’re thrilled to share this year’s Official Trailer and a promotional trailer for our October 13th Indigenous Futures event with you! It’s time to get excited, grab tickets, and count down the days! See you soon, The SJFF Team

SJFF partners with Meaningful Movies Project


The Meaningful Movies Project and the Social Justice Film Festival are excited to announce a new strategic partnership to expand their social-justice film presentations and community conversations throughout Washington. Meaningful Movies Project (MMP) is a volunteer-run organization that screens films for free in 22 neighborhoods across Western Washington. Each film … Continue reading

2018 Program and Tickets LIVE!

Ticket sales are now LIVE for the 2018 Social Justice Film Festival! Get yours today and join us for a compelling line-up of films that explore this year’s theme: HOPE & DEMOCRACY. Amidst turbulent times, our festival reveals the bright and most human moments. Come see what’s happening in the … Continue reading

Announcing our 2017 Jury Prizes

Managing director Aurora Martin awards the Tulalip Cares prize to Honor Riders director Ralphina Hernandez.

After much deliberation, we’re thrilled to announce the prize-winning films of this year’s Social Justice Film Festival. Here are a few highlights, and you can scroll down for the complete list of winners. Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine—Gold Jury Prize for Feature Film—vividly documents Russia’s annexation of … Continue reading

Festival Season Pass Available Now!


We’re excited to announce that 2017 Social Justice Film Festival Season PASSES are now available for purchase! For the screaming-deal rate of $75, you will receive a pass that allows admission to ALL events and screenings! Purchasing a pass is a fantastic way to show your support of the festival … Continue reading

2017 Festival Program Now Live

The 2017 Social Justice Film Festival program has been finalized and the schedule for all screenings is online, along with ticketing information. (See the Events pages to the right.) This year, our theme being The #Resistance, we present special evenings devoted to climate change, immigration, and Black Lives Matter. Disability … Continue reading

Saying Goodbye to Rick Turner


We are sad to share today that Rick Turner, founder of The Meaningful Movies Project (MMP), passed away on December 16, 2016, from an acute flare-up of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a disease he was diagnosed with six years ago.  Rick had also been diagnosed earlier this year with acute myeloid leukemia, and had undergone … Continue reading