Refugees Welcome Film Fest (2018)

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Deadlines

01 Oct 2017
Call for entries

31 Mar 2018
Festival closed

26 Oct 2018
Notification date

25 Oct 2018
31 Oct 2018

Address

Osloer Str. 89,  13359, Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Festival description
Short Films 44'<
Feature Films >45'


 
Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Languages 
English
 Subtitles 
English
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The Refugees Welcome Film Festival is open to all film genres (drama, documentary, animated, short, etc.) on the issues of refugees, IDPs, stateless persons, the context surrounding those population, and/or films made by former/current refugees, IDPs and stateless persons.

Festival start: 25 October 2018      Festival end: 31 October 2018

Flüchtlinge Willkommen Film Festival (FWFF) or Refugees Welcome Film Festival (in English) borns due the necessity to put into highlight the enormous drama of the crisis of the refugees in the XXI century. Through a selection of dramas and documentaries from across the globe, the FWFF aims to raise awareness on refugees, internally displaced persons and stateless people. Ranging from blockbusters to independent films, the program aspires to shed light on their situation and contexts, their fears, losses, hopes, successes, and their despair, courage and resilience.
Let us face the harsh realities through documentaries and fiction films that depict circumstances in a desperate bid for freedom or only for survive.

The lineup also includes stories of resilience and hope, refugees for war, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV). Also the film festival includes productions made by refugees about their new lives in the cities or places of temporary settlement.

The Film Festival will also be featuring special guests from the films, including the filmmakers, actors and protagonists. Diverse specialists from the civil society, academia, and relevant prominent figures will also be sharing their experiences with us.

This first year, thanks to our partners and supporters, the 1st Flüchtlinge Willkommen Film Festival will expands - in addition with the permanent base in Berlin, Germany – to Aleppo, Syria, in the hopes that even more people can join the festival.

We hope that the main location in Berlin Germany, will help to break the stereotypes that some Germans – and other Europeans as well - has about refugees, in the country that more refugees has received in the last years in the Western Hemisphere.

ATTENTION

- Be advised that some films may contain scenes which some viewers may find disturbing.

- The views and opinions expressed in these films do not necessarily represent those of the sponsors, partners, supporters or other involved in organizing the Refugees Welcome FIlm Festival.

- Images, texts, copyrights and trademarks for all films mentioned herein are held by their respective owners and are solely for promotional, non-commercial and educational purposes.

Winner Best Feature Film
Winner Best Short Film
Special Award for the Audience

The Refugees Welcome Film Festival is open to all film genres (drama, documentary, animated, short, etc.) on the issues of refugees, IDPs, stateless persons, the context surrounding those population, and/or films made by former/current refugees, IDPs and stateless persons.

The exact dates and venues of the Festival will be announced after March 2018.

No entry fees are due for submitting films. The deadline is 31 January 2018.

Please send a preview screener (the format must be a DVD or a link in Vimeo) together with the submission form to the address stated below.

(The submitted screener DVD will not be returned.)

Address for mailing the DVD:
Flüchtlinge Willkommen Film Festival
Osloer Str. 89
13359
Berlin
Germany

SUBMISSION FORM
All films that use languages other than English need to have English subtitles. (Please enclose the English dialogue list file on DVD, together with the DVD screener or the online screener in Vimeo with English subtitles).

Please enclose the publicity material (trailer, press kit, posters, stills etc.) together with the DVD screener or online screener. Make sure that the Festival has the right to use those material to promote the film and the festival.
Screening film format: DCP / HDCAM / HDD / Blu-ray (+ other format negotiable). Please note that the Festival may produce a German + English subtitled version for its own screenings.
Screening film format: DCP / HDCAM / HDD / Blu-ray (+ other format negotiable). Please note that the Festival may produce a German + English subtitled version for its own screenings.

All shipping costs and insurance to and from the festival office are the sender’s responsibility. Original film material must be accompanied by return instructions.

International carrier account number, or authorization for charges to be paid by addressee, or a stamped, self-addressed envelope must be included.

  

 
  

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