Hello SRFF 2020 Filmmakers
Welcome to your portal.
Please visit this space regularly. Below you will find a space where you can apply for your accreditation and festival pass. The passes are personal only (no Plus one). You will get 4 complimentary tickets per team (6 if two directors are involved), you need to register (below accreditation form on the right) and tell us who is going to be in attendance from your team.
Before the festival:
We have put together an interesting program of over 42 films from 23 countries. The film list is available on the website under SRFF 2020.
If you have Instagram you can use these hashtags #SRFilmFest, or #takeaseatandbemoved, or #SRFF2020.
Our Twitter handle is @SRFilmFest and we will retweet your tweets if you mention the festival and your film in the selection.
Our Facebook page is: RatedSRSociallyRelevantFFNY LIKE it, to keep abreast of what is going on with the festival. You will hear about special guest appearances, panels and the like. Remember to always tag us in your posts.
During the festival:
Posters will be displayed electronically only on the website. There is not room in the cinema for display. Some of the venues may have this possibility. One per film will be enough.
There are interesting industry panels. Participating filmmakers can attend free of charge. Please check our website for more information regularly and register with us in advance so we reserve you a seat.
Low-budget Film Production Workshop: at the SAG-AFTRA offices located at 1900 Broadway, New York, NY in the morning. Tell your filmmaker friends, as they too can come to this, although it is for those filmmakers with projects in SRFF2020. Sign up on the website. This is taking place Thursday March 19 at 10:30 am. At the SAG-AFTRA headquarters.
The Red Carpet Interviews will take place at the MNN TV studios for visiting filmmakers during the festival week. Interview schedules will be sent to you as soon as we have them.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any question, and please spread the word, not only about your film but also about the festival as a whole and the panels in the slate.
Help us help you
Some of you have been very proactive and have purchased block tickets for their films. We list these purchases and will save those seats. Don't wait too long, because the Early Bird tickets expire.
Thank you for choosing to submit to SRFF 2020, we are happy to have selected your film, and we need your engagement to make the most of this wonderful opportunity where you can showcase your film and we can fulfill our mission of shining the spotlight on Socially Relevant™ film content.
We have a special 15% discount rate at the Chelsea Savoy Hotel on West 23rd street.
204 W 23rd Street, New York, NY, 10011 United States
1155 Broadway, New York, NY, 10001 United States
368 8th Avenue, New York, NY, 10001 United States
18 West 25th Street, New York, NY, 10010 United States
201 E 24th St, New York, NY, 10010 United States
Tickets, Discounts and Comps
Discount tickets for friends & family:
As a filmmaker with a film in the selection, you are offered one All-Access festival pass. This will allow you access to all the films, workshops and party events during the festival week.
RETRIEVAL OF BADGES takes place at the first venue where the festival opens or next venue after that if not arriving until day of your screening. Comps need not be retrieved. Just give us the names of the people.
You can attend any screening free of charge on a standby basis with your badge, provided that film projections are not sold out. If you absolutely must attend a film and you don’t want to take a chance, you can use your badge and get a discounted $8 ticket ahead of time or an early bird ticket for $6 if it still on offer.
You have 4 complimentary tickets to your own screening that you can share with your film crew, producer, cast member, etc. If more is needed let us know and we will try to accommodate when possible.
Your family and friends can benefit from the early bird ticket see link above. Once these are over on March 1st, they can still purchase discounted tickets as a group of 10 for $8 each.
For discounted tickets to other films, there are several options: Group tickets $8 ea (minimum of 10 tix), or $6 early bird ticket used in any combination. These will not be available once the schedule is published March 1st.
All workshops are free of charge and open to the filmmakers and friends, but need to be reserved as space is often limited.
Other hotels near by
Returning your Screeners
1. If sending a DCP— please send the full kit or a DCP hard drive by UPS, FedEx, DHL - we do not have the means of downloading huge DCP files with all the details and storing them.
DCP's via UPS, FedEx, DHL: we do NOT have accounts. We are just letting you know the various preferred means. You can use the postal services if you prefer.
2. If you do not have, or cannot burn a DCP, you can send us the Apple ProRes 422 1920X1080 file on an external HD through Dropbox (this is only for short films that are under 15-20 minutes please)
3. You can save the MOV (or MP4) 422 ProRes file with a stereo back up.
4. In all cases, ALWAYS include a BluRay or DVD backup.
5. All materials should arrive on or before February 20th at:
SR Film Festival New York
80 La Salle Street #16H
New York, NY 10027
BUZZER no. 0154
Attn: Nora Armani
tel: (212) 253 2022
If you are attending the festival, we will gladly give you back your DCP, BluRay, DVD, or HD right after the screening. Please come up to us and remind us. We may forget, and in which case if you have not sent a Self-addressed stamped envelope, we will not be able to send it back to you.
Please include a return postage paid envelope with your DCP, DVD, Blue Ray, HD, etc. if you want your materials to be posted back to you. We cannot return materials unless self-addressed return labels are included.
Sending your Screeners
Having your DCP and film Material returned to you
If you want your DCP returned there are one of these three things you can do:
a. Include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope with your package.
b. If you cannot, or forgot, then, if you are attending the festival, please make sure you come and see us and/or see the projectionist right after your screening and get back your DCP that very night.
c. If you are not attending and did not include a self-addressed stamped envelope, then you can pay $50 (ranges between $69 and $35), through PayPal or Venmo, and we will ship it back to you. Please indicate the address where you want it shipped in an email.
Venmo (no Charge) @sociallyrelevant
Short Film Schedule
Block films schedule now published, the rest coming soon.
If you have a Questions or concern that is not dealt with here in this Portal or on the website, please feel free to contact us. Otherwise, please be respectful of our time, which is being used to promote YOUR film.
Interviews, Industry workshops and consultations, networking opportunities, parties and more... Your filmmaker badge gives you access to all but you need to rsvp.
Fill out the form here.