2020 Global Migration Film Festival is back amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Jakarta – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announces the launch of the 5th Annual Global Migration Film Festival in Indonesia, with film screenings starting on December 10 and closing on December 18 to commemorate International Migrants Day.


This year, the Global Migration Film Festival will be screened entirely online, with 6 films forming part of the Official Selection. 


Online screenings are being organized by IOM and partners in local events throughout the country, organized in cities throughout Indonesia, including Batam, Jakarta, Kupang, Makassar, Malang, Medan, Pekanbaru, Semarang, Surabaya, Tangerang, Tanjung Pinang, and Yogyakarta.


The Official Selection was chosen from over 800 submissions from professional and emerging filmmakers worldwide.  


This Global Migration Film Festival features films and documentaries that capture the promise and challenges of migration for those who leave their homes in search of a better life. 


Screening events will be followed by panel discussions and cultural moments open to the public through online platforms.


In the past years, IOM’s Global Migration Film Festival has offered screenings in over 100 countries, reaching audiences of up to 60,000 people annually.  Films have been screened under the stars for migrants, as part of a 1,200 kilometer caravan through the desert, in refugee camps and migrant transit centres, as well as in libraries, universities and film clubs in cities large and small.


Join us in reimagining human mobility!


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For more information and media queries, please contact Ariani Hasanah Soejoeti, National Media and Communications Officer, IOM Indonesia at asoejoeti@iom.int or +628122726308.