- Slovene Philanthropy and Zavod Voluntariat
- Contact Name:
- Uros Krasnik
- Contact Email:
Since 2010 Slovene Philanthropy and Zavod Voluntariat, two Slovene NGOs, celebrate the World Refugee Day (June 20th) in Slovenia by organizing the Festival of Migrant Film which takes place in the capital city of Ljubljana. The festival is dedicated to all the migrants of the world and features a selection of films and videos of multiple genres which highlight diverse topics related to migrations, asylum/refugees and integration of migrants into local society.
Thematic focus of the festival reflects an important aspect of the global society of our time, as migrations are becoming one of the principal global demographic trends of the 21st century. While some people migrate on their own initiative and terms, others are forced to leave their homes because of causes out of their control. The Festival of Migrant Film strives to uncover a wide array of causes, conditions and struggles experienced by millions of people who have been forced to leave their home and seek protection and opportunity for a decent life outside of their home country.
Film is a powerful, thought-provoking medium, capable of providing profound insight into selected issues while evoking interest of diverse audiences. We are looking for: films that offer critical analysis of selected migration-related topics; films that, by relaying positive messages, inspire and mobilize individuals to contribute to acceptance of immigrants in our societies; and finally films that highlight the cultural heritage of migrants and display the importance of intercultural transfer of knowledge and the creative impulses it provides for social and cultural development of our societies.
Additional information and Registration form are available on the festival web page: www.fmf-slovenija.si/en/?p=330. You can also follow all the festival news on Facebook (Festival of migrant Film) and Twitter (@FMFsi).
If you wish to participate, please send us a copy of your film or video in DVD format, accompanied by: 1) a filled-in registration form (short biography and filmography included); 2) a photo of the director/author (electronic file); 3) up to three (3) still shots from the film/video (electronic files) by no later than 31 March 2013 to the following address:
(For: Festival of Migrant Film)
Poljanska cesta 12,