COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 magnifies the injustices and inequities of our age, and we are committed to standing by the social justice film makers who challenge these systems.

We currently plan to move forward with the Social Justice Film Festival in Seattle, Washington, from October 1-10, 2020, in the hope that gatherings will be safe by then. We are tracking developments, have back-up plans, and will adjust as the situation continues to unfold.

If you are a filmmaker in the United States whose livelihood has been impacted by the pandemic, there is assistance and relief available from the US Government. Please visit the Filmmakers Guide to Applying for US Coronavirus Federal Relief, released by the International Documentary Association, for more information.

Thank you to everyone who is working to protect health, rights, and justice around the world, now and always.

Wishing you health, safety, and strength,

The Social Justice Film Institute Team

2019 Prize Winners

Congratulations to our award winning films for 2019. This year brought us an abundance of captivating films that pushed the boundaries of creative filmmaking and shone an important light on the issues, struggles, and lives that exemplify this year’s theme, #StoriesOfCourage. Some straddled the boundaries of narrative and documentary, entering the … Continue reading