Global Migration Film Festival 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017



The UN Migration Agency (IOM) is inviting professional and emerging filmmakers to submit perception-changing films about the migrant experience for the second annual Global Migration Film Festival (5–18 December). The Global Migration Film Festival showcases films that capture the promise and challenges of migration for those who leave their homes in search of a better life and the contributions make to their new communities.


“The journeys migrants take, sometimes full of peril, often full of hope, have been the subject of films throughout the history of cinema,” says IOM Director General William Lacy Swing. “We hope the films at our next festival will instill understanding, empathy with characters, awe at their journeys and admiration for those who welcome their new neighbors.”


Last year, the film festival took place in 89 countries. 
This year we anticipate over 100!


Read more here about categories for professional, emerging and aspiring filmmakers and how to submit your film.





For more details about IOM’s Global Migration Film Festival and the i am a migrant campaign, email:
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