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30 November 2017  -  05 December 2017

London Migration Film Festival

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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


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.

They 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.

The selection includes both films by well known artists and directors, such as Human Flow by Ai Weiwei, as well as films by less known filmmakers who have used new perspectives to analyse migration and refugee issues, such as The Art of Moving by Liliana Dulce Marinha de Sousa and The Dog by Canzhao Lan.

Full list here