Deadline: June 21, 2018
The United Nations International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Global Migration Film Festival for 2018 entries is open. Emerging and professional filmmakers can send in their movies about the challenges and promises of migration. The film festival is centered on the promises and challenges of migration, including the impacts migrants make in their new places.
The films received will be screened by a committee of international movie makers or professionals, who will select some of the outstanding productions. The selected movies are screened in almost 100 countries, and designed to reach as many people as possible.
The aim of this festival is to open debates and discussions on immigration. The festival will serve as an avenue to deal with migration through movies and also attract people to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and ensure that countries are sensitized in their topic.
The Theme of the Festival
The Promise and Challenge of Migration, and the Positive Contributions Migrants Make to Their New Communities.
Each submission is expected to portray the promises and challenges facing migration, and the impact of migration in places. Films that are focused on the negative perceptions of migrants, deal with stereotypes and make a positive action on dealing with migrants are supported.
The Festival Categories
- Full-length features
- Short films
Films shot with smartphones are supported by the jury for the Festival’s “Innovation Special Award”.
The Awards & Prizes
The full length features are used as part of the Global Migration Film Festival selection. The best film from this feature gets a 1,000 US cash prize.
- Short Films
The short films are used as part of the Global Migration Film Festival selection. The best receives 500 US cash prize.
- Other prizes will be announced later this year.
- Emerging and Professional filmmakers who work in all genres are invited to send in their original films. These movies are screened around the world during IOM’s Global Migration Film Festival.
- Films that are focused on the negative perceptions of migrants, deal with stereotypes and make a positive action on dealing with migrants are supported.
- It is only the films submitted through the festival’s designated platform, FilmFreeway, that will be considered.
- Owners of films can submit with the legal right to negotiate the use of the work.
- Films of all genres (feature, documentary, animation, etc.) and lengths will be accepted
- Filmfreeway is used for sending
- Films that were completed on or after January 1, 2015 are eligible.
- Films should be in English or subtitled in English..
- Films in other languages are encouraged but must have subtitles in English.
*Films produced with any financial support from IOM are eligible for the competition, but not eligible for grants*
- Africa:Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Eritrea,Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar,Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togo, Tunisia, Zimbabwe,
- Latin America and the Caribbean:Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Suriname
- Asia:Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon slands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.
- Europe:Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Montenegro, Republic of Moldova, Serbia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine.
- Middle East:Yemen, Jordan
Each participating country office will then select the films to be screened locally during the Festival, which runs from 28 November – 18 December 2018, worldwide.