Socially Relevant Film Festival (SRFF) is a New York-based collective spotlighting artistically compelling films that portray socially relevant human-interest stories across a broad range of social issues. Through the powerful medium of cinema, SRFF raises their audience’s awareness of cultural diversity and the human condition through a mix of international and local films. Over the past years, SRFF has presented 157 films from over 33 countries in four locations throughout Manhattan. SRFF films compete in the following main categories: Feature Film, Documentary Film, Short Film and Scriptwriting.

2016 Highlights of SRFF selected films include Before the Spring, Beneath the Olive Tree, One if By Land, Sense the Wind and Who Killed the Armenians? These films all address some of the most pressing human rights and social issues of our times including illegal immigration, civil war, the Spring Revolution and genocide. Prizes have included a week of screenings in New York City, DVD and Video-on-Demand distribution, and access to Final Draft’s screenwriting software, all of which have been made possible through the support of partners, including Cinema Libre, Quad Cinema, IndiePix, Final Draft and InkTip. These prizes provide essential support to independent filmmakers. Highlights of SRFF selected films include Kaouther Ben Hania’s, The Challat of Tunis; Matthias Leupold’s Lighter than Orange; Carol Mansour’s, Not Who We Are; and Jessica Vale’s, Small, Small Thing.

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