I, Immigrant
Are you an immigrant? Are you settled and successful in your community, or doggedly trying to get there? Do you feel hopeful?
If so, this project is about you. Pick up a camera and share your story with the rest of humanity. Whatever your age and wherever you reside, tell a compelling story and you could win a prize. The world will be watching!

I, Immigrant is a user-generated film series launched by the nonprofit Cinema Without Borders Foundation (CWB) that aims to further social justice by putting the spotlight on immigrants who have had a positive experience in their adopted communities.

2023 - 2024 Focus Category: I, Immigrant, I am a Citizen of Planet Earth!
Showcasing the success of the immigrants and refugees in their new homelands. Highlighting the efforts of the immigrants for piece, overcoming poverty and enviormental risks in the world
The competition will be held from now through 15 December 2024.

Participation in I, Immigrant main subject and its Focus Category is open to amateur and expert filmmakers alike. Shoot a video between 60 secs to 40 mins-long and submit it to FilmFreeway

To learn about the Eligibility to Participate select Rules and for Jury and Awards info select Awards on the top of this page. You may also go to i-immigrant.com

Festival partners so far are Brave New Films, SIMA Awards, Immigrant Magazine, LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers (Germany), Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival (England) and Veterans Film Festival (Australia)

The top three winners , decided by the jury, will receive Cinema Without Borders' Bridging the Borders Diplomas and will receive a comprehensive coverage of their work ina Cinema Without Borders's feature story.

Eligibility to Participate
Participation in I, Immigrant is open to both amateur and professional filmmakers in US except to persons officially responsible for administering, advising, and/or judging the competition. Individuals 16 and younger will require written parental consent to be considered.

Films in languages other than English may be submitted provided they are subtitled in English.

General Theme
The positive impact of immigrants healthcare workers in fighting against Coronavirus.
Genres: Documentary
Content Restrictions
Pornography (child or adult), hate speech, promotion of racial, ethnic, gender-based, and/or religious bigotry, libel, and inciting violence and social disturbance will not be accepted.
Duration: 60 Seconds - 40 minutes
Medium: Digital film shot on a cell phone, video or movie camera

Call for Entries public announcement: NOW
Deadline to submit films: Dec 15, 2024

Film Competition awards announcement and ceremony at Music Hall Theater, Los Angeles : January 20th 2025

A five-member jury composed of individuals committed to immigrants will evaluate the films and select the award winners.

The films will be judged on how well they communicate the role of immigrant healthcare workers in the war against the Coronavirus in the US. The factors that will be taken into consideration include the context, the audio-visual quality, and the verbal content (if any) of the films.

Overall Rating
  • martin del carpio

    Thank you for the selection for my film a Poet's Seat.

    November 2022