Global Migration Film Festival 2020

Film Festivals

Global Migration Film Festival, International Organization for Migration, Geneva, Switzerland, November 28-December 18, 2020. 

The Global Migration Film Festival showcases films 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.

This year’s film festival is taking place despite the global health emergency brought on by COVID-19, with the selected films offered through a virtual platform.

The objective of the GMFF is to use films as educational tools that influence perceptions of and attitudes towards migrants, by bringing attention to social issues and creating safe spaces for respectful debate and interaction. The Festival is an innovative creative avenue for normalizing discussions of migration through storytelling, and it is an advocacy tool that can also draw attention to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), thus helping all nations as they work to meet them.

 

Global Migration Film Festival

EventsGlobal Migration Film Festival, International Organization for Migration, Geneva, Switzerland. Submission Deadline: June 21, 2020. Event date: November 28-December 18, 2020.

The Global Migration Film Festival has an itinerant and unique format. The films that make up the Official Selection are included in a list which is then shared with about 100 IOM offices and partners worldwide. Each participating country office will then select the films to be screened locally during the Festival, which runs from 28 November – 18 December 2020, worldwide.

Filmmakers will receive a final list of countries where their films will be screened by mid-November. Films can be screened in impromptu scenarios, from traditional cinemas and universities worldwide, to open-air theatres in the desert in Niger and detention centers in Libya. All screenings are entrance free. This means that IOM needs the authorization from the films’ rightsholder(s) to host screenings without territory and frequency limitations for the duration of the Festival.