Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York ,
a new non-profit film festival will run March 14-20, 2014 at New York’s Quad Cinema. 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.
awareness to issues outside mainstream media. Such is the philosophy behind Democracy Now! Currently aired by more than 1,000 radio, television, satellite
and cable TV networks in North America, and watched in dozens of countries via the Internet.
engagement at the Quad Cinema, courtesy of the QuadFlix Select Program, and ten documentaries will compete for the documentary prize. The 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
garnering close to 100,000 visits to date.
Infirmier, Final Draft and Center for Remembering and Sharing.
and uncle, victims of a violent hate crime.
the powerful medium of cinema. Rated 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.
of social issues without resorting to gratuitous violence and violent forms of movie-making. Rated SR Films are enlightening, uplifting, entertaining, but
most of all artistically appealing. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales each year of the festival will be donated to a charity selected from the
fields of: poverty, homelessness, cancer and aging.