MOVING WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

Moving Worlds: Cinemas of Migration film festival returns with a diverse and contemporary programme of documentary and drama films from Austria, France, Germany, Spain, UK, and the USA, along with a selection of masterclasses, workshops and special events with filmmakers and digital media practitioners.

Through powerful stories revealing the emotional and material effects of contemporary migration within and outside Europe, Moving Worlds addresses the movement of individuals and families across national borders.

Themes at the forefront of the programme include: migrant youth identities and cultures; intergenerational family relationships; local responses to the arrival of refugees in a small town; daily encounters between frontline service providers and asylum seekers; the lived tensions between secular and religious identities; individuals undertaking perilous journeys in pursuit of a better life for themselves and the families left behind.

Film directors, actors, writers and community activists as guests of Moving Worldsbring with them a passion for creative storytelling, allied to a conviction about the centrality of film and social media in mobilising new audiences and generating inclusive public dialogue about migration and social justice. The programme includes a series of masterclasses and workshops, building on content from the films and introducing parallel learning strands throughout the festival. Acknowledging the importance of young people's participation in public debates about cultural identities and citizenship, the festival accords special status to two Youth Media workshops, which include: Youth Cultures and Digital Communities: 'I'm Not Who You Think I Am', facilitated by the festival's social media consultant in residence, Howard Pyle (Ogilvy and Mather, New York), and a 'Global Urban Music' workshop with DJs Double V and iZem.

Moving Worlds: Cinemas of Migration is a unique collaboration between the Forum on Migration and Communication (FOMACS) and the European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC): Alliance Française, British Council, Goethe-Institut Ireland, Instituto Cervantes Dublin and the Austrian Embassy Dublin, in association with the Irish Film Institute (IFI).

For further inormation on films, schedule, booking and masterclasses: http://www.fomacs.org/mw/fomacs1.html

 

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