The countdown has begun for the ‘International Migration Film Festival’ which set out as the largest and most extensive thematic film festival in the world. The festival will be held online between June 14 and 21, 2020, in Turkey where millions of immigrants have been embraced.
More than 50 films will be screened online during the festival and it will bring together hundreds of filmmakers, press members, participants from non-governmental organizations and academicians from Turkey and across the world. The ‘International Migration Film Festival’ will be inviting everyone to reassess the contributions of migration to the civilization, the cultural impact between societies and the adaptation processes.
At the ‘International Migration Film Festival’, experiences of well-known names from all over the world will be shared with the audience. Within the Special Masterclass events with limited number of attendees, directors and actors will convey their experiences. Such events will create the most remarkable moments of the festival. Workshops and panel discussions with expert names in the field will be held throughout the festival.
Within the scope of the festival, a series of new generation exhibitions with special content are prepared for everyone to visit. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to visit special exhibitions with VR glasses. Some of them will touching immigration subject and some of them will be about historical places of the world. Similar in reality with the stage concerts, festival concerts will be broadcasted live on YouTube. Artists who work and create in accordance to the topics of migration will be prioritized.
From all around the world, films that won awards and gained critical acclaim within the last five years’ major festivals and competitions will compete in two categories: International Feature Film and International Short Film competitions. At the end of the competition ‘Best Feature Film’ will receive 15 thousand Euros, ‘Best Short Film’ and ‘Best Inspirational Scenario’ will be awarded 5 thousand Euros. Additionally, another short film will be awarded with one thousand Euros within the competition named as “Same Boat”.