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Final Film Selection Announcement Coming Soon


We’re in the final stages of film selections for this year’s Social Justice Film Festival, which is now less than two months away. Stay tuned for the early September announcement of the stellar features and short we will be screening around Seattle this October 14-25. -The SJFF Staff

Washington State Labor Council – Film Contest


Here’s a small film competition opportunity to get you warmed up for this year’s Social Justice film festival — which will also feature a special focus on labor issues. ***** This year, the MayWorks Committee of the Washington State Labor Council presents the 5th annual WSLC Video Contest. Submit your … Continue reading

Berta Caceres murdered in Honduras


Today is a sad day for us at the Social Justice Film Festival. In yet another tragic human rights violation in Honduras, Berta Cáceres, an indigenous human rights and environmental activist, has been murdered. Cáceres was profiled in this year’s Best Feature winning film, Resistencia. Continue reading

Calling Food Justice Filmmakers


Are you passionate about food justice and films? So are we! The Social Justice Film Festival is pleased to announce we will be sponsoring a special Food Justice Film Screening on October 16 and 17, 2015 in partnership with Columbia Legal Services—and we want to see YOUR films! Continue reading

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Fest Starts Today!


Be sure to check out their great line-up: a warmup for our festival which starts on the 18th! We particularly recommend the International Rights Shorts Program that will be screening on Monday October 13 at 5pm at the Northwest Film Forum. Description: Although LGBT people enjoy more legal protections in some … Continue reading