Due to COVID-19, we are partnering with Meaningful Movies and Northwest Film Forum to present this year’s festival entirely online. Together, we will raise awareness, build community, and support the art of storytelling through films. The SJFFI also aims to support underrepresented filmmakers and provide a platform for unacknowledged stories.
Your support will help bring the festival to life.
Your sponsorship and participation is crucial to our ability to present our 2020 festival. Due to COVID-19, we are partnering with Meaningful Movies and Northwest Film Forum to present this year’s festival entirely online. Together, we will raise awareness, build community, and support the art of storytelling through films. The SJFFI also aims to support underrepresented filmmakers and provide a platform for unacknowledged stories.
People we reach
- Advocates, changemakers, and other thoughtful and committed community members at screenings in King County, Snohomish County, and Spokane County, with some 4,500 viewers to date.
- An engaged and loyal audience, with more than 2,000 community members following the festival through our digital newsletter year round.
- 30 social justice film groups around Puget Sound through special festival events in collaboration with the Duwamish Tribal Community, Northwest African American Museum, and Meaningful Movies.
What does your support mean?
- A much-needed platform for the unique stories of our world and community that relate to social justice and courage.
- Encouragement for young, independent, and underrepresented filmmakers and community producers to develop their craft.
- Unique postfilm discussions with special community guests, journalists, and filmmakers, bringing together cinema and conversation for the common good.
We continue to reach out to partners whose mission aligns with the Social Justice Film Festival & Institute and hope that you feel inspired to support this experience of film and fellowship. Please review our sponsorship packet and join us in bringing this year’s festival to homes across Seattle and the country!
After much deliberation, the Social Justice Film Festival and Institute is happy to announce the recipients of the 2020 Social Justice Film Festival Awards for festival films. We are grateful to every filmmaker who took part in the festival this year. Download Release Documentary Feature Gold Prize: Since I Been… Continue reading
A LIVE Conversation with Filmmakers on August 28 Join the Social Justice Film Institute as we talk with activist filmmakers about the process behind their powerful, personal films documenting Black culture and the reality of Black Americans today. When: Friday, August 28 at 6:00 pmWhere: Live-streamed on FacebookTickets are FREE:… Continue reading
Dear Friends, We at the Social Justice Film Festival have been closely following developments during the pandemic, watching as organizers of events large and small have responded to Covid-19. Closer to home in Seattle, Washington, the cancellation of the Seattle International Film Festival, North America’s largest film festival, was followed… Continue reading
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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