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Consultancy Package & More: 


Cinema Libre Studio is pleased to offer to the filmmakers of this year’s winning, feature-length (52 minutes +) documentary, an exclusive, one-on-one 90-minute consultation session to cover any 3 of the following 4 topics: US distribution, international sales, post-production deliverables, or marketing preparation.


In addition to this consultation session, Cinema Libre is offering a discounted “Indie Doc Finishing Package” designed especially for the feature-length documentary, at 25% off regular prices...

The First Look Award: 


Offers the winning filmmaker of the narrative feature category, advice and guidance for further promotion of the film either theatrically, digitally, VOD or both, advice and information on deliverables, help with promotion if picked up for distribution as a First Look to consider the distribution of the film.

The Documentary Grand Prize:


The winner of the documentary films category for films running 55' to feature length, a VOD - DVD distribution deal is offered by IndiePix.

Doc and Narrative Shorts 

IndiePix offers 5-6 curated films out of the Short films in the documentary and narrative categories and offers them digital VOD distribution online through the IndiePix distribution outlet. The films are listed under the SR Socially Relevant Film Festival collection on IndiePix. 

The Vanya Exerjian 

Empowering Women and Girls Award


The festival presents the Vanya Exerjian award to a film that raises awareness towards violence against women and girls, in commemoration of Founding Artistic Director Nora Armani’s late cousin and uncle, victims of a violent hate crime. 

Varoujan Storytelling Award

$300 cash


The award is offered across all categories for the talent of storytelling in memory of a great storyteller V.A.S. Ekserdjian

WFCC (Women Film Critics Circle) Award


Prairie Miller

Hope Madden

Robin Milling

Edie Nugent

Karen Benardello

Debra Wallace

Corine Cohen



1. The scriptwriting prize will be presented to the winning script amongst the finalists selected from the scripts submitted to the festival.


FinalDraft offers certificates for downloading the latest edition of the scriptwriting software.

Gotham Bowl, the festival trophy, designed and donated by:


More Awards and Trophies...

Specially designed scarf by Anet Abnous with the festival logo for our winners...
Special wine from City Winery offered to the winners as a testimony of good wine and good times - SRFF 2017 Fourth Edition labelled - courtesy of City Winery.

2. InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.

InkTip Magazine: Publication of your logline in InkTip's magazine sent to nearly 15000 producers and reps.


InkTip: Where everyone goes for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip. 


Winners of the Best Screenplay category will receive an InkTip Script Listing free of charge. A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.


- Festival programming is done by the team and professionals on the advisory committee.

- Some of the awards that are offered courtesy of our partners and sponsors, may not be guaranteed every year.

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