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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 five films from all the films that have been submitted and feature them in the monthly show. Don't miss this opportunity for your film to become this month's 'Official Selection'. Register Today!

Free Lifetime Access

Once any of your films are selected to air in our show, you receive a lifetime free access to watch all our subsequent shows, plus a bunch of personalized discount coupons that you can gift to others.

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Depth of Field

Furthermore, we invite every selected filmmaker to participate in our monthly 'Depth of Field' talk show where we have an in-depth conversion in the field of cinema from the perspective of migrant filmmakers.

THE PRIZES

Official Selection

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

Free Lifetime Access

CineMigrants - Streatre

Once any of your films are selected to air in our show, you receive a lifetime free access to watch all our subsequent shows, plus a bunch of personalized discount coupons that you can gift to others.

The 'Depth of Field' podcast

Furthermore, we invite every selected filmmaker to participate in our monthly 'Depth of Field' talk show where we 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 consider yourself to be a migrant in the community where you live and work, and you held the producer, director, cinematographer, or other leadership roles in the production of the motion picture you're submitting, then yes.

migrant - /ˈmʌɪɡr(ə)nt/ - noun
A person who moves from one place to another, especially in order to find work or better living conditions.

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

A: No. One of the creators needs to identify as 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 60 minutes are accepted. All non-English dialogues must be subtitled. You will be also required to participate in the LIVE Depth of Field show 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 the 'Best Film of The Month' title.

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... well, hopefully, one day 🙂 As we grow, we intend to either create new programs or other ways to give back to the creators, maybe true grants. You might also like to check out our other startup INSPIREFLIX where you can get hired for paid projects if you're an agile 'Guerrilla Filmmaker' 🙂 Visit https://inspireflix.com/work/ for more info

Q: Where will the selected films be shown?

CineMigrants is a monthly, online film festival 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 five 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 bunch of 'free lifetime access' coupons the winner can gift to others. A true win-win don't you think?

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

A: Since CineMigrant is a monthly online film festival, the films are only shown twice a month for a 48-hour period... the show always starts at 8 pm on the last Thursday of every month and it stays available to be watched for 48 hours. Then we repeat the same show exactly two weeks later starting again at 8 pm AEST and staying available for 48 hours.

Q: What is the Depth of Field show is about?

A: This is the LIVE talk show we have with the filmmakers after each monthly show. During the festival, viewers can submit questions that will provide some of the talking points. We're also very interested to know about the filmmaker's personal story, as well as to hear what is it like to be a migrant filmmaker in their experience.

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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 community, then this is the place for you to shine, and win awards!!! 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 community, then this is the place for you to shine, and win awards!!! 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!

Register to Participate!

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