Norma Armani is a relative newcomer to Morningside Gardens, having moved in during February 2012 with her husband Ared Spendjian. This is the launch of her film festival and will include over thirty socially relevant narrative and documentary films depicting human interest stories including shorts and features. Twelve of the feature films will be competing for a Grand Prize.
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! will deliver the festival’s keynote address on Tuesday March 18th and she will give out the “Rated SR Social Justice Award” for raising awareness to issues outside mainstream media. Some of the directors will be in attendance and will have Q&A sessions following their films screened at the festival.