Film Festival Submissions Open for 5th Workers Unite Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1st, 2015

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Submissions for the 5th Annual Workers Unite! Film Festival is now open! The festival will take place from May 4th to May 21st. The Workers Unite Film Festival highlights the struggles and successes of workers in their efforts to unite and organize for social justice in the USA and worldwide. Submission of films for the 2016 season are open starting on October 1st, 2015 – with submissions possible online through and

Jurying for the festival will be done on a rolling basis, with entries screened starting in December, then again in February and March.

2016 Film Festival Preview

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Several special events are planned this season, including a multi-media performance on the lives of workers in NYC’s Asian-American laundries – called Every Fold Matters. WUFF is also planning a day dedicated to screening the historic James Baldwin documentary film, Heard it Through the Grapevine (1982)– in conjunction with two recent films on the Black Lives Matter movement and racial profiling. More on these special events as we plan out our season.

The Workers Unite Film Festival aims to feature student and professional films from the United States and around the world. These films highlight and publicize the struggles, successes and daily lives of all workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice.

The Workers Unite Film Festival will again take place at Cinema Village and several other venues throughout lower Manhattan and other boroughs. Tickets are $7 per show, $12 for a full day of films, $22 for any two days and $75 for all 15 days, with a student /senior discount for the full event pass at $50. You can visit the Workers Unite Film Festival website for more information about submission categories and future events.