Please help us make the 2014 festival a success by Giving BIG on May 6th!
For one day only, make your donations to the Social Justice Film Festival, and we will receive a percentage of the matching funds (or “stretch”) pool from the Seattle Foundation.
Highlights of the Social Justice Film Festival
In 2013, we produced a ten-day film festival that:
- screened more than 50 films to about 1,500 attendees
- received sponsorships from more than 30 non-profits and businesses, including SEED Arts, the WA ACLU, the National Lawyers Guild, the Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative, Occupy.com, and the Southern Poverty Law Center
- was featured more than 30 times in local media, including The Seattle Times, City Arts, The Stranger, Real Change News, the UW Daily, KBCS 91.3, KEXP 90.3, City Living, The Seattle Weekly, the Seattle PI, KOMO news, to mention a few
- hosted two of the most notable U.S. prisoner justice advocates, Sister Helen Prejean and Danny Glover
- provided an artistic forum to filmmakers from all over the world
- is innovative in the U.S. where no other such festival is know to have taken place. According to the UW Daily, the “Social Justice Film Festival (SJFF) uses film not only as an art form, but as a platform for social change…[it can] bring vital social justice issues to light and raise awareness of the problems spotlighted through the accessibility and relatability of film.” (http://dailyuw.com/archive/2013/10/07/arts-leisure/event-feature-when-film-gets-reel#.UmbnMCQTd69)
- created a space for speakers, discussions, and Q&A segments with high-profile activists, prior prisoners, falsely incarcerated individuals, and more
- provided the Seattle community with a badly needed forum for conversation, education, and creative problem solving around the challenges of prisoner justice