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International Migration Film Festival begins

The countdown has begun for the International Festival of Migration Films, which set out as the world’s largest participation and comprehensive thematic film festival. The festival will be hosted by Turkey, will be conducted online between June 14-21.

The festival where more than 50 films will be screened; It will host hundreds of local and foreign filmmakers, press members, participants from non-governmental organizations and academicians. The “International Festival of Migration Films” will invite everyone to re-understand the contribution of migration to civilization, its cultural impact and adaptation processes among the communities.


Throughout the festival, sharing experiences with famous names from all over the world, workshops with experts in the field (Masterclass), panels with cinema professionals and sectoral guests will be held. After the World and Turkey in the last five years, major festivals and competitions have awarded the film the scenario will be a total of 26 thousand euro prize.

Preparations for the International Migration Film Festival, the world’s most comprehensive thematic film festival, which is planned to be held in Gaziantep but has been delayed due to the epidemic affecting the world, have been completed. The festival is organized by the Ministry of Interior under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey.

Ministry of Culture and Tourism also contributes to the festival organized by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, General Directorate of Migration Management. The festival will be in front of the audience with a rich content and the latest technological opportunities between June 14-21.


The festival, where more than 50 films on the theme of migration and civilization will be screened; It will host hundreds of local and foreign filmmakers, press members, participants from non-governmental organizations and academicians. In the festival, where the common destiny of humanity will be discussed the contributions of the migration phenomenon to civilization, the movie screenings will take place as in a normal festival, with the calendar announced in advance. The jury, which will feature the leading international and national masters of the cinema industry, will meet to identify the best films and scripts.


At the International Festival of Migration Films, experiences will be shared with famous names from all over the world. A limited number of people can attend; Special Masterclass events where the director and the actor will convey their experiences will be one of the most enjoyable moments of the festival. Throughout the festival, workshops with expert names in the field, panels will be held with cinema professionals and sectoral guests.


Within the scope of the festival, new generation exhibitions with special content were prepared that everyone can visit. There will also be the opportunity to visit special exhibitions with VR glasses, some of which will be immigration and some of them will be historical places of the world. Festival concerts will be broadcast live on Youtube in the form of stage concerts. The works of artists who are sensitive about migration and make music on this subject will be emphasized.

at major festivals in the world and Turkey in the last five years has been awarded films; It will compete in two categories: International Feature Film and International Feature Film. As a result of the competition; “Best Feature Film” 15 thousand Euro, Best Short Film “and” Inspirational Scenario “will be awarded 5 thousand Euros. In addition, another short film film contest to be held under the name of “The Same Ship- Same Boat” will be awarded the first thousand euros.


Since the year 2011 exposed their inhumane conditions due to his region had to leave the remaining millions of immigrants arms opened Turkey’s festival hosted migration that never fell from humanity’s agenda aims to hold a mirror to the case.

International Festival of Migration Films aims to emphasize that migration is a common story experienced by all nations throughout history and to raise awareness on this issue. Aiming to bring the contributions of migrations to societies throughout the agenda through the cinema, the “International Festival of Migration Films” focuses mainly on films dealing with migration, migrants, cultural effects of migration, contributions to civilization and the changes in people’s adaptation processes.


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