Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival Partnership!

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Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival

Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival logoRated SR Film Festival
March 14-20, 2014
Quad Cinema
34 West 13th Street, NYC
(Between Fifth & Sixth Avenues


Founded by award-winning actor, filmmaker and curator Nora Armani, the festival will showcase films with human-interest stories and socially relevant themes as a response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling. Rated SR aims to promote positive social change through the powerful medium of cinema.

Over thirty narrative and documentary films will screen including shorts and features with twelve feature films competing for the grand prize, a weeklong, theatrical engagement at the Quad Cinema, courtesy of the QuadFlix Select Program. A documentary winner will receive a VOD DVD distribution deal courtesy of Cinema Libre Studio, a leader in the distribution of social issue documentaries and independent feature films. There will also be non-competing special spotlight screenings and panels with distinguished guests.  The official film festival slate will be announced the first week of February.

Festival partners include:

  • Academic partner, the School of the Visual Arts Social Documentary department, home of the new MFA in Social Documentary filmmaking;
  • Dailymotion (http://www.dailymotion.com/RatedSR#video=x19e8px), the official video media partner. A selection of close to 100 film trailers from the festival submissions are viewable on an official festival page, garnering close to 100,000 visits to date.
  • Other promotional partners of the festival include: NYFA, Unifrance Films International, Cineuropa, FIAF and Center for Remembering and Sharing.
  • New-York based metal-smith designer Michael Aram has donated a special trophy to be awarded to the recognized Rated SR honoree.

Festival Contacts:

Publicist: Sylvia.Savadjian@gmail.com; (516) 606-3091

Education and Community Outreach Coordinator: Constance Du Bois outreachsr@gmail.com