Calling All Filmmakers! IOM Calls for Submissions to 2019 Global Migration Film Festival

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is issuing a call for films for the Global Migration Film Festival. This multi-venue festival which takes place annually since 2016 in over 100 countries in December is the world's première cultural event on migration. 

This unique festival provides an opportunity for filmmakers and viewers the world over to enjoy films about migration that entertain and educate - be the stories dramatic, sad or funny. 

Last year there were 784 submissions from independent filmmakers in 98 countries making it a truly global filmmaking phenomenon. The Festival’s Official Selection of 42 films for 2018 led to 558 screenings in 104 countries around the world, drawing a global audience of over 30,000 people and inspiring film makers and film lovers alike. 

To select a compelling roster of films to be screened, IOM’s call for films has opened with submissions accepted until Friday, 9 August. To merit consideration each submission must address the challenges and promises of migration as well as the many and unique contributions migrants make to their new communities. Both established and emerging filmmakers are urged to participate. 

Full-length features: filmmakers working in all genres are invited to submit films that address festival themes, with a total running time exceeding 41 minutes. 

Short Films: filmmakers working in all genres are invited to submit films that address festival themes, with a total running time with a minimum of 15 minutes up to 40 minutes.  

Only films submitted through the festival’s designated platform, FilmFreeway, will be considered.  

Read more to have more information on the festival and its selection criteria.

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We are looking forward to receiving your submissions!