If we dream alone, it's only a dream. If we dream together, it becomes reality.

African proverb
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A film series celebrating Black, Indigenous,

People of Color (BIPOC) films and filmmakers, marking

the BLM movement and advocating social justice

for all oppressed people.

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​​A film series celebrating Memory and Identity in Lebanese Cinema marking the first anniversary of the terrible blast that shattered Beirut and shook Lebanon.

with two film sessions

The Insult
 

Dir: Ziad Doueiri — 6:00 pm

Dir: Oualid Mouaness — 8:00 pm

1982

Q&A with the filmmaker

Followed by a wine reception
courtesy of STORICA Wines

Presented by:

SR Socially Relevant Film Festival, NY

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Tickets for the in-person event

$4 early bird & $5 regular per film/per view
for the online experience
$25 All-access Pass to view the entire online program

Streaming online August 18, 19, 20, 21, via SparqFest

Panel on Lebanese Cinema August 19

hosted by LAU 

Event presented in collaboration with:

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In Partnership with:

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Lincoln Center 

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

OPENING AUGUST 17

$30 for one film+reception
$50 for both films+reception

PROGRAM OF FREE EVENTS

VIP COCKTAILS
 

A HYBRID EVENT

The program of selected films 
will screen online from August 31st to September 2nd
on the SparqFest streaming site of SRFF.

AUGUST 17-21

Film screening

8:00 - 10:00 PM

WHAT IS SR?

SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York is a film festival that focuses on socially relevant film content, andhuman interest stories that raise awareness to social problems and offer positive solutions through the powerfulmedium of cinema. SR believes that through raised awareness, expanded knowledge about diverse cultures, andthe human condition as a whole, it is possible to create a better world free of violence, hate, and crime.

WHAT WE STAND FOR

SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York's mission is to shine the spotlight on filmmakers who tell compelling, socially relevant, human interest stories across a broad range of social issues without resorting to gratuitous violence or violent forms of film making.

WHAT DOES SR LOOK LIKE?

"As the founder of the SR film festivals, Nora Armani is blessed with

an uncommon ability to curate some of the most important films being made today."

Louis Proyect

WINNER-SRSociallyRelevantFilmFestivalNY-

Click the laurels above to read about the winning films

THE WINNING FILMS OF 2021

AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 2

Saturday, August 28, 2021 5-7pm

HARLEM Block Party

Sunday, August 29th, 2021 5:00-10:00 PM

Monday, August 30, 2021 5-8pm

Networking & Panel Discussion

Film screening

8:00 - 10:00 PM

Marcus Garvey Park

Organized by 

Sponsoring partners

AUGUST 17-21

*donors get VIP seating at the events

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SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York (SRFF 2021) is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.

LMCC serves, connects, and makes space for artists and community.

SRFF is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit film festival that showcases socially relevant films with human interest stories as a response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms
of storytelling. SR™ believes in promoting positive social change through the powerful medium of cinema.

 

Donations to SR Socially Relevant (™) Film Festival New York are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.