Call for Film Festival on Migration

Deadline: August 9, 2019


Professional and emerging filmmakers are invited to submit a film to Film Festival on Migration. The UN Migration Agency (IOM) will host the Global Migration Film Festival November 28 to December 18 in several countries around the world.


The festival seeks films that capture the promise and challenges of migration for those who leave their homes in search of a better life and the contributions migrants make to their new communities. Films must have been completed on or after January 1, 2016 and include subtitles in English. Features must be over 41 minutes long and shorts must be between 15 and 40 minutes long.


Features and short films will receive US$1,000 and US$500, respectively.


About the Festival

Over the years, films have been used to inform, entertain, educate and provoke debate. It is in this spirit that IOM, the UN Migration Agency, launched The Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF) in 2016.


Cinema and migration have a magical bond stretching back over a century ago when film makers, many of whom were immigrants themselves, began making movies that depicted a world on the move. Their films brought the dramatic, poignant and comic stories of migrants to diverse audiences, through images that provoked feeling amongst people of every culture.


The Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF) features films and documentaries that capture the promise and challenges of migration, and the unique contributions that migrants make to their new communities. The goal of the festival is to pave the way for greater discussion around one of the greatest phenomenon of our time.


For more information and apply, please follow the official website.