what to expect

The goal of London Migration Film Festival is to portray the diversity, nuance and subjective experience within migration - including and beyond the refugee experience - in order to restore the dignity and humanity inherent within it. We hope to challenge the rhetoric that reduces migrants to simplistic categories: active enemies or passive victims.

LMFF 2017 will take place over the course of six days from 30 November - 5 December, and will be hosted in five venues across London: Somerset House, Genesis Cinema, Migration Museum Project, Upstairs at the Ritzy and Deptford Cinema.

As during its first edition in 2016, LMFF 2017 will include a diverse range of activities, such as films, live music, panel discussions, workshops, roundtables with NGOs and activists, as well as networking opportunities.

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There will be plenty of spaces and platforms to build dialogue and share ideas in constructive and creative ways.

To see the programme of LMFF 2017 in detail, please click here (coming soon!)

our films

LMFF includes a great number of fiction, short and documentary films focusing on the intersection of migration with themes such as integration, race, labour, gender, activism, war, return and displacement, among others. Our aim is to portray the diversity and humanity of migration, and our film selection reflects the many forms in which migration takes place.  

We have intentionally chosen films focusing on diverse parts of the world and migratory routes, in order to challenge the expectation that most people move from the Global South to the Global North.

In order to raise the profile and voices of migrant-filmmakers, a number of films that we will show have been directed, produced and starred in by migrants. 

To see a full list of the films presented, please click here

beyond films

LMFF 2017 includes a number of activities that go beyond film, such as dance performances and flash-mobs, workshops on the relation between migration and imperialism, theatre, storytelling events, roundtable discussions with NGOs and activists, and a live music gig.

To see the programme of LMFF 2017 in detail, please click here (coming soon!)

we couldn't do it without them

LMFF 2017 is organised by Migration Collective but counts on the incredible support of a number of fantastic partners across various sectors, such as IOM UK, The Migration Museum ProjectMUBI, Cinema Italia UKConsented, Speaker Box Street Party, and Dartmouth Films, among others. We would also like to extend a special thanks to this year's external film judges: Valentina Costa, Julia Gay, and Amos Levin.

 
 

not the first time around! 

To know more about the first edition of London Migration Film Festival click here

 

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