Immigration Film Fest

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Welcome to the 8th year of the Immigration Film Fest (IFF), held in Washington DC in October, 2021. We seek uplifting, inspiring films that tell the stories of ordinary and extraordinary immigrants and refugees. More than ever, immigration is front-page news and is one of the most critical issues confronting us globally and nationally. We need the artists and filmmakers who are telling these stories to educate and inspire action at all levels of society. We seek innovative films about immigrants that may not be immediately recognized in more traditional venues. We particularly encourage immigrant and student filmmakers to submit your films. We provide exposure for worthy films and talented filmmakers in Washington DC, where policy discussions about immigration are held by decision-makers, international media & thought leaders and where there is an enthusiastic audience for unique, creative films. The 2021 Immigration Film Fest will be a hybrid festival with live screenings at area venues and hosted live events online. Selected films will enjoy wide visibility through concerted promotion in national and international media as well as partner social media. Discussion and Q&A at watch parties and studio are designed to engage the audience with filmmakers' creative team, policy makers and immigration experts, on the issues raised by the films. We have invitational screenings and partner events at churches, universities, art houses and Capitol Hill to amplify our Mission and showcase official selections and award winning films. Immigration Film Fest is also a partner in the Films Across Borders series held from October to December each year which offers international exposure for selected films at our screenings in Metro Washington DC We are a volunteer organization dedicated to bringing the power of film to spotlight and honor the stories of immigrants in society. Through the power and artistry of film, we seek to spotlight the human, intimate side of the people, to humanize and inform the public debate in a world of people displaced by war, poverty, violence, lack of opportunity, social injustice, arbitrary political boundaries and often dysfunctional or abusive political systems. We appreciate your interest and encourage you to be part of the Immigration Film Fest in 2021. We welcome you. Submit your film now!


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