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.
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
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
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. The Providers—Gold Jury Prize for Feature Film—shows the tireless work of healthcare providers battling the opioid crisis in … Continue reading
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 Continue reading
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
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
We’re thrilled to announce the opening of the application period for our 2018 internship and fellowship program. Details and job description below: Undergraduate Film Fellowship Film Jury Internship Continue reading
In celebration of World Social Justice Day today, February 20, submit your documentary or feature to the 2018 Social Justice Film Festival! The festival will take place in venues around Seattle this October 5-14, 2018. Join us as we showcase the very best of social justice film-making on a range … Continue reading