Statement on SJFF 2020

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 by cancellations of other annual traditions like SeaFair, FolkLife and the Washington State Fair.

Recent developments across the country show rising case numbers. Johns Hopkins University data show Covid-19 cases are growing in the majority of US states, while daily new cases in Washington State have tripled since a local low in mid May, and we’ve had to make a decision to plan for the future.

The Social Justice FIlm Festival will go on, but for 2020 it will move online.
We will continue to present films and talks virtually, during our October event, which will run from the 1st to the 11th.

We are committed to the safety of our audience and community, and we believe that an online event is the best way to maintain that safety in this time, while staying true to the mission of connecting great Social Justice films, audiences, and film makers. We look forward to seeing you, virtually, there.

Be sure to follow us on our Instagram and Facebook pages for updates.
We look forward to seeing you online this year.

~ The Social Justice Film Institute

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