Another fantastic article from Natja Igney at Riviera Buzz highlighting the French films of SRFF 2016, as well as a film from Quiet Lunch. Igney writes: Only in its third year, the Socially Relevant Film Festival with its heavy slant on social issues is picking up speed, as evidenced in the quality of the international productions that have been submitted, many of which are U.S. premieres. A worthy cause that proves how great personal tragedy can be turned into something positive and constructive, and a film festival that is bound to gain even greater notoriety in the years to come. Read more here.
Thanks to Black Tie Magazine and Aubrey Reuben for featuring SRFF in its February edition of "On the Town with Aubrey Reuben"! Reuben writes: I was invited to a charming Italian restaurant, Bocca East, 1496 Second Avenue, for a delicious press luncheon to announce the 3rd SR Socially Relevant Film Festival to take place at the Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea from March 14-20. Appropriately, the restaurant served bow tie pasta as the main course! In the first two years, 108 films from 33 countries were seen. Actress/filmmaker/curator Nora Armani made a short speech explaining the purpose of the festival, and its origin and history. The festival has four competition categories, and a list of of eight
With the recent announcement of our official selection for the 2016 Socially Relevant Film Festival, we are thrilled to once again bring NYC audiences a fantastic line-up of documentaries, narratives and shorts this March 15-19. As the founder of SRFF, I am often asked to elaborate upon the meaning of "socially relevant". After all, by definition, everything in our lives is "socially relevant". However, in selecting films for this wonderful festival, I am searching for something extraordinary. As a culture, we are constantly confronted with violence and anger in many forms. Much of American cinema glorifies this violence, bombarding audiences with images of guns and warfare while minimizing