Free Events at the Socially Relevant Film Festival this week

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

SRFF panels and workshops are free of charge and open to all filmmakers and members of the audience (as space permits). RSVP is required.


Smartphone filmmaking workshop by Ching Juhl
SOLD OUT

Where: Festival Lounge – Cinepolis Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street)

When: March 14, 3:00 pm – 4:00pm

Ching Chen Juhl is a producer, videographer, editor, concert violist.


Spotlight panel – CHAPLIN: Artists in Resistance
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When: March 15, 8:00 – 8:40pm

Where: Cinepolis Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street)

Panelists:

Moderated by Lucie Tripon: writer/filmmaker, member of SRFF team.


Low Budget Film Production workshop – SAG-AFTRA
SOLD OUT

When: Thursday, March 16, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where: SAG-AFTRA NY Local, 1900 Broadway, 5th Fl, New York, NY 10023

Meet the SAGindie staff and the Theatrical Business team of SAG-AFTRA to learn the ins and outs of low budget Motion Picture & Television production.  The SAGindie workshop highlights the Student/Short Film and Low Budget Theatrical Agreements.


Script reading – excerpts from the five finalist scripts
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Where: Festival Lounge – Cinepolis Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street)

When: March 16, 2:00 pm – 3:00pm

Excerpts from the five finalist scripts will be read by actors directed by Jillie Simon and Mike Jankowitz in the presence of the scriptwriters:

  • Against by Justin Jackola, USA
  • Almast by Marla Sloane, USA
  • American Dream by Charles Ancelle, USA
  • The Chain by Robin Lamont, USA
  • The Record by K.R. Scott

Spotlight panel Violence against women
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When: March 16, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Where: Cinepolis Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street)

Panelists:

  • Monica Mahendra Singh : Social Activist for Violence against Women at the UN
  • Piper Anderson: writer educator and Founder of Create Forward LLC
  • Deborah Kampmeier: Filmmaker
  • Kankana Chakraborty: Filmmaker
  • Mirka Hermoza Laznik: Gender Justice coordinator at the Broad Front

Moderated by: Nora Armani – Founding Artistic Director of SR Film Festival


Spotlight Panel Immigration and Refugees
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When: March 16, 8:45-9:15pm

Where: Cinepolis Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street)

  • Lucas Jedrzejak: filmmaker, Bison Grass Films Ltd
  • Brigitte Gauthier: professor, author and filmmaker
  • Irina Patkanian: Filmmaker
  • Adnane Tragha: Filmmaker
  • Hassan Hamza: Filmmaker

New Technologies and their Socially Relevant TM Uses
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When: March 17, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Where: Festival Lounge – Cinepolis Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street)

Panelists:

  • Kris Kolo: Industry Advisor, Global Executive Director VR/AR Association.
  • Alissa Crevier: Global Head of Brand Partnerships Littlestar.
  • Andrew Feinberg: COO TimeLooper, an app that enables tourists visiting historic locations to experience events that transpired at those locations first-hand through virtual reality.
  • Kiira Benzing: storyteller crossing the mediums of theater, improv, documentary, fiction and virtual reality.
  • Matthew MacVey: runs immersive journalism programs at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Moderated by Marco Castro Cosio is a Research Fellow at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, based at the Columbia University School of Journalism and is a resident at the TED Conference site.


NY Loves Film Roundtable
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When: Friday, March 17, 3 – 4 pm

Where: Festival Lounge – Cinepolis Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street)

Meet the team from the New York State Governor’s Office of Motion Picture & Television Development for a roundtable discussion of all things productive in New York State – tax credits, location scouting, finding stages and crew, and more; an informal face-to-face Q&A opportunity to Meet Team NY. www.nysfilm.com

Participants: Kathryn Fisher and Steven Pelton.


Funding Your Film Ideas
SOLD OUT

When: March 18, 10:15-11:30am

Where: School of Visual Arts MFA Social Documentary Film Theater – 136 West 21st street, 1st floor, New York, NY 10011

Panelists:

  • Susan Margolin: Founder St. Marks Productions
  • Courtney Harge: Member advisor Fractured Atlas
  • Debra Zimmerman: Executive Director, Women Make Movies
  • Hayden Goldblatt: Counsel, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz law firm

Moderated by: Christopher Atamian: storyteller, journalist and director


The Hazardous (Brave) Documentary
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When: March 18, 12:00 – 1:15 pm

Where: School of Visual Arts MFA Social Documentary Film Theater -136 West 21st street, 1st floor, New York, NY 10011

Panelists:

  • Axel Baumann: Cinematographer
  • Guy Davidi: Filmmaker
  • David A. Andelman: Journalist

Moderated by Andre Fuad Degas, Filmmaker


For more info: www.ratedsrfilms.org

The Official Trailer of SRFF 2017

Tickets: www.SRFF2017.eventbrite.com

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