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.