New prize to go to Social Justice Film Festival’s top Native American film

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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

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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

2016 Winning Films Announced

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It was definitely not easy, but the awards panel has made its decision about this year’s crop of films. The Social Justice Film Festival 2016 is proud to announce the following films as very well-deserved award winners:   Director’s Choice Award East of Salinas, directed by Laura Pacheco (USA) The … Continue reading

2016 festival line-up finalized!

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Judging for the 2016 SJFF is done and filmmakers are sending in their press material and films. We are excited to present a program that includes powerful films on worker rights, immigration, prisoner justice, privacy and surveillance, union struggle, reproductive rights, cyberbullying, Black Lives Matter, Native American rights, police violence, refugees, trafficking, financial control and austerity, shoreline restoration, disability rights, ending war, and more. Complete details will be online within a week. Continue reading

Final Film Selection Announcement Coming Soon

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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 shorts we will be screening around Seattle this October 14-25. -The SJFF Staff

Washington State Labor Council – Film Contest

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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

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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