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We find and promote the creative work of migrant filmmakers from all over the globe.

Every month, CineMigrants selects five films from various migrant filmmakers worldwide, and screen them in our online "Streaming Theatre". After the show, we also feature the filmmakers in the 'Depth of Field' show that airs on Facebook LIVE, asking questions submitted by the audience during our conversation about their filmmaking process.

CINEMIGRANTS

We find and promote the creative work of migrant filmmakers from all over the globe.

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Every month, CineMigrants selects five films from various migrant filmmakers worldwide, and screen them in our online "Streaming Theatre". After the show, we also feature the filmmakers in the 'Depth of Field' show that airs on Facebook LIVE, asking questions submitted by the audience during our conversation about their filmmaking process.

Films from
United States
made by migrants from
Ukraine
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THE PRIZES

Official Selection

Every month we select the Top5 films from all the films that have been submitted and feature them in that month's stream. Don't miss this opportunity for your film to become this month's 'Official Selection'. Register Today!

Davinci Resolve Studio

Here is your chance to win a Davinci Resolve Studio license, that enables you to run this great software on two workstations. Register Today!

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Depth of Field

Further to the above, we feature every selected filmmaker on our monthly podcast to have an in-depth conversion in the field of cinema from the perspective of migrant filmmakers.

THE PRIZES

Official Selection

Every month we select the Top5 films from all the films that have been submitted and feature them in that month's stream. Don't miss this opportunity for your film to become this month's 'Official Selection'. Register Today!

Davinci Resolve Studio

Here is your chance to win a Davinci Resolve Studio license, that enables you to run this great software on two workstations. Register Today!

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The 'Depth of Field' podcast

Further to the above, we feature every selected filmmaker on our monthly podcast to have an in-depth conversion in the field of cinema from the perspective of migrant filmmakers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I submit a film?

A: If you're considered to be an emigrant in the country where you live and work. You must have been the producer, director, cinematographer, DOP or independent filmmaker on the motion picture you're submitting.

Q: Does it have to be a film about migrants?

A: No. One of the creators needs to be a migrant. We believe that as a migrant, filmmakers contribute something special to the creative flow whatever they're working on and serve as a bridge between cultures.

Q: What films can be submitted?

A: All genres under 50 minutes are accepted. All non-English dialogues must be subtitled. You will be also required to participate in the LIVE Q&A that is hosted following the screening.

Q: What prizes can filmmakers win?

A: We aim to showcase a minimum of 5 films in all our monthly streams and the winner will receive a licensed copy of Davinci Resolve Studio.

Q: Why does CineMigrants charge patrons a monthly fee to view the show?

A: There are a few different ways festival organisers or other platforms structure themselves. Our model provides free submission for the creators, and charge a $5 subscription fee to patrons. The majority of filmmakers and production houses submit their work to various film festivals, most of which forbids them to have the film freely available online. It is the only way festivals can sell enough tickets to keep the lights on, by making sure their target audience isn't able to watch the selected films anywhere else but their event. For this reason, most filmmakers avoid sharing their work online on an open platform before the planned festival run is finished. We need to make sure that the films are protected, and that our event is not considered an online public release by other festivals, but rather an exclusive screening to a limited closed audience.

Q: Do you pay any screening fees to the filmmakers?

A: The funds collected from the audience pays the server and personnel costs of running the monthly show for now. As we grow, we intend to either create new programs, or other ways give back to the creators, maybe true grants.

Q: Where will the selected films be shown?

CineMigrants is a monthly, online film festival and Q&A so all of our programming airs online at https://CineMigrants.com/Streatre/ our very own streaming theatre.

Q: How does the selection process work?

Every month the judges select the Top5 films from all the submissions to date. Go to https://CineMigrants.com/about/ for more info on the judges.

Q: What are the awards? Is there a prize?

A: At the moment we only have one award, Best Film of The Month and yes it comes with a prize donated by Blackmagic Design, a licensed copy of DaVinci Resolve Studio.

Q: What are the dates and times of the event?

A: Since this is a global online film festival we wanted to make sure everyone has a chance to view the films we feature so we stream the show three times with 9 hours between each stream starting always at 8:30pm AEST on the last Thursday of every month. You can find the exact dates and times at https://cinemigrants.com/calendar/

Q: What is the Q&A about?

A: During the festival, viewers can submit questions that will provide some of the talking points. We're very interested to know about your personal story, what is it like to be as a migrant filmmaker in your new home.

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Who is CineMigrants for?

Cinephiles

Calling all cinema enthusiasts! We're scouring the globe for all the amazing content that is created by migrant filmmakers, to bring you a curated stream of five new films every month PLUS an exclusive live chat with the creators. Join us on this exciting journey to quench your thirst for high-quality independent cinema, ask all your burning questions, and vote for your favorite film. All while helping us to give the much needed global exposure and support to independent cinema and its very special creators the CineMigrants!

Filmmakers

If you're an independent filmmaker who is also a migrant living and working in your new chosen home, then this is the place for you to shine, win awards, AND awesome prizes!!! Register and submit your film, and seize this great chance to be recognized, and appreciated by fellow filmmakers and cinephiles from around the world! It is free to submit your film(s) so don't hesitate, join CineMigrants today!

Who is CineMigrants for?

Cinephiles

Calling all cinema enthusiasts! We're scouring the globe for all the amazing content that is created by migrant filmmakers, to bring you a curated stream of five new films every month PLUS an exclusive live chat with the creators. Join us on this exciting journey to quench your thirst for high-quality independent cinema, ask all your burning questions, and vote for your favorite film. All while helping us to give the much needed global exposure and support to independent cinema and its very special creators the CineMigrants!

Filmmakers

If you're an independent filmmaker who is also a migrant living and working in your new chosen home, then this is the place for you to shine, win awards, AND awesome prizes!!! Register and submit your film, as this is your chance to be recognized and appreciated! It is free to submit your film(s) so don't hesitate, join CineMigrants today!

Register to Participate!

Register for free and submit your work to be featured in our monthly stream! Your film will only be available in a closed, secure, members-only stream if you're selected.