International Migration and Environmental Film Festival (IMEFF) is a not-for-profit cultural organizations, that raises awareness about migration and environmental issues through the wonderful medium of film.

IMEFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international film, documentary, photo and artwork that captures migration, trafficking, refugees, pollution, habitat loss, climate change, to educate, entertain, inform and encourage conversations, provokes debate about changes, innovation, sustainability and how to make the world a better place for every creature.

The aim of the festival is to raise awareness, encourage discussion and inspire people on the act of a diverse range of important migration and environmental issues and to reshape a divisive narrative using film and the arts.

During the festival, we have the opportunities for officially selected projects and filmmakers/ Artists to participate in screenings and discussions with the audience from Non-governmental organizations, embassies, ministries, high school and college-level students. And we will be organising a community screening throughout the year.

Narratives and documentaries, feature and shorts personal or global stories, highly educative, entertaining and informative are welcome for consideration.

The IMEFF Finalists get to premiere on the red carpet in the beautiful and historical city of Toronto, for our annual International Film Festival. With that, all of our finalists get their place in the official IMEFF Catalog, where they remain forever. And of course, all of our filmmakers in the competition category are automatically in the running for our AWARDS AND PRIZES!

SEE YOU AT THE FESTIVAL!

BEST FEATURE NARRATIVE
Award and gift certificate for the creator that most exemplify the artistry that IMEFF is all about.

BEST SHORT FILM
Award and gift certificate for the creator that most exemplify the artistry that IMEFF is all about

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Award and gift certificate for the most outstanding documentary

BEST ANIMATION
Award and gift certificate most creative storytelling in Animation

BEST PHOTO
Award and gift certificate and for the creator that most exemplify the artistry that IMEFF is all about

BEST ARTWORK
Award and gift certificate and for the creator that most exemplify the artistry that IMEFF is all about

BEST POETRY
Award and gift certificate for the creator that most exemplify the artistry that IMEFF is all about

Film in a language other than English, it must have subtitles (or be dubbed into English) in order to be considered.

SELECTION:

All submissions will be screened by an IMEFF selection committee. Submission does not guarantee selection.

Publicity materials for Selected Films will be appreciated. The festival will exercise all due care with materials sent. However, we cannot accept or assume responsibility for damage or loss of materials submitted.

If your film is selected, IMEFF reserves the right to use its title and press materials in promotion of the festival in various media.

FORMATS:
The festival will screen digital video only. Selected Films may be submitted for projection in BluRay, DVD, on a flash drive or via a hi-res link.

Please contact us with any questions you have about any of the above instructions.

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  • Great communication and networking! Wonderful selection of films! I am very happy that my short film The Lost Pen was part of it and won the “Honorable Mention” award! I highly recommended IMEFF!

    November 2021
  • So grateful to be a part of this festival! So many amazing stories and such an important focus.

    November 2021
  • This is a large and eclectic festival, one of the few festivals focusing on international migration and the environment that has categories for experimental and poetic films. We were proud to be selected and an honorable mention. Going online due to the pandemic meant the festival attracted an international audience, so was a good choice for 2021. We will be submitting again!

    November 2021
  • Anna Girbau

    Good festival, good attention and high level of films. Thank you tot let me take part of the festival. It was great!

    October 2021
  • Adrian Alarilla

    Thank you very much for letting me be part of your film festival! Great programming and great festival!

    October 2021