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
Since the American Revolution, American Indians have served in the United States military at a greater proportion than any other ethnic population. The Navajo Hopi Honor Riders are an organization dedicated to honoring the sacrifice, supporting the legacy, and serving the needs of those military families who have served the United States. … Continue reading
On this National Superhero Day, April 28 2020 We are excited to announce our newest project, the Justice in Motion Podcast! Click PLAY below to listen to our trailer episode, hosted by Daniel Swan. In this episode: what you can expect from our podcast, a primer on social justice film, … Continue reading
Access is now available to our featured films for the Earth Day Celebration.Click on a still below from one of our films for viewing access. These films are available to stream now until 5:00 AM, PST on Thursday, April 23. You can stream as many films as you’d like for … Continue reading
Our Best of the Fest Earth Day Celebration begins next Tuesday! Information about how to access our Mini Festival remotely will be updated regularly on our website and Facebook page. Schedule of Events Featured Films — April 21 – 23 Festival Panel — April 22 On Tuesday, April 22nd, you … Continue reading
Wherever you are on Earth, come celebrate with us. Mark your calendar for a virtual, ready-when-you-are mini festival featuring some of our favorite films from 2019, and some of the best environmental justice films we have ever screened. Beginning on Tuesday, April 21st, we will host a selection of films to … Continue reading
In light of the pandemic, we are extending our earlybird entry fee pricing through the regular deadline, April 30. We are already in the midst of viewing this year’s earlybird entries and we are so grateful to everyone who sent us their film in this time of increased uncertainty. We hope … Continue reading
This Saturday and Sunday, be sure to check out Social Justice Film Festival’s “Best of the Fest” in Spokane, WA. Don’t miss the Oscar winning documentary short, “Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If you’re a girl)” SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 162:30 PM and 6:30 PMMAGIC LANTERN THEATER25 … Continue reading
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
Mark your calendars and join us for films, food, and conversation at COURAGE: the 8th Social Justice Film Festival, screening at venues around Seattle this October 3-12. This year’s films will showcase fresh voices and brave storytelling that demonstrate courage in action. Screenings will take place at the Duwamish Longhouse … Continue reading