Global Migration Film Festival 2017

Date Publish: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Tags: 
Festival, film, migration

 

Today, on 3 July 2017, the Global Migration Film Festival 2017 was launched by the UN Migration Agency (IOM). The festival features new films that capture the promise and challenges of migration for those who leave their homes in search of a better life and the unique contributions migrants make to their new communities.

IOM’s first Global Migration Film Festival in 2016 took place in 89 countries. Some 10,000 people attended 220 screenings at cinemas, universities, cultural institutions and other venues. The festival hosted 13 feature films and documentaries and nearly 200 short films about and by migrants, as well as dozens of post-screening discussions and side-events.

This year’s festival will take place from 5 – 18 December 2017 in countries and venues to be announced later this year. All screenings will be free of charge.

From July 3 to September 13, professional and emerging filmmakers are invited to submit original films on our theme: the promise and challenges of migration and the unique contributions migrants make to their new communities. Films that challenge negative perceptions of migrants, defy stereotypes and portray positive and welcoming actions by and toward migrants are encouraged.

More information on submissions and regulation can be found here.