Call For Entries

Call For Entries

Social and Economic Justice Film Festival, Saturday, July 26, 2025 showing online and in person

The call for entries is open to films made about social and economic justice issues. Short, mid-length, and feature films; documentaries and fiction, including all genres- from comedy to drama to science fiction to experimental.

The mission of San Francisco Social and Economic Justice Film Festival is to provide a platform for films made by independent filmmakers who are exploring and advocating for social and economic justice. The Social and Economic Justice Film Festival highlights films and videos to encourage change around the world and to promote a global culture of equality. The festival will showcase works that challenge exploitative and oppressive social and economic systems and structures on a global and local level. Only films related to social and economic justice will be reviewed.


Film Topics

All films should explore some social and economic justice-related topic. Potential topics include:

  • hunger, poverty, homelessness
  • worker justice
  • racism and oppression
  • women’s rights and gender equality
  • LGBTQ rights
  • prisoner justice and mass incarceration
  • disability rights
  • environmental justice and sustainability
  • water and food insecurity
  • privatization and corporate control
  • alternative economies
  • the arts and rights of expression and speech
  • immigrant rights and migrant justice
  • access to public education, including higher education
  • living wage jobs

Awards & Prizes

The Social and Economic Justice Film Festival awards honors by jury decision in each of our categories:

  • Feature Film
  • Short Film
  • Youth Film (director is under 25)

Mail your entry or submit online. Deadline to submit is March 1, 2025. 

Online – FilmFreeway, Vimeo, YouTube, or another closed viewing area. (Password protected)

Put link in “Link to film” field below.

Mail/Courier- Registered mail or courier (UPS)

Alliance for Social and Economic Justice
2973 16th Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94103
T: (415) 863-1927

You will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your complete submission• If selected you will be notified by April 1, 2025.

Rules & Terms

+Entrants must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all dead-line, film length, entry material and other requirements.
+Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time submitted. Dialogue lists will not be accepted.
+Please be aware that in all categories, premieres are preferred.