Social Impact Film and Art Festival to take place in Montreal
An event called the Social Impact Film and Art Festival will take place in Montreal in August of 2021. The festival will focus on the creative work of artists, filmmakers, photographers, not-for-profit organizations and others to create awareness of social issues internationally and domestically. The event has issued a call for submissions from filmmakers, producers, artists, musicians, photographers, students and not-for-profit organizations who have created projects which have had a social impact. Winners will be awarded prizes in 12 categories.
“This is a very challenging and potentially transformative time in our society,” said Thi Be Nguyen, founder of the SIFA Festival and UniAction. “While society has always used art as a means of commenting on social injustice or on wrongdoings, this is really the golden age of documentary filmmaking. We've seen a number of documentaries go viral, something that has never happened before. The changes that have happened as a result of that are inspirational. It's one of the reasons why we created the SIFA Festival, a unique platform in Canada entirely dedicated to film and art productions related to social issues and their impact on society around the world. We want to highlight and draw attention to film and art that is making a difference.”