Global Migration Film Festival in Nicosia for 3rd year running

Aiming to raise awareness of the challenges of migration through public discourse and films, the Global Migration Film Festival takes place for the third consecutive year in Nicosia, on Tuesday.

The festival which takes place at the University of Nicosia’s Cine Studio between 0900- and 1930-hours local time (0700 � 1730 GMT) is organised by the UN Migration Agency (IOM) Mission in Cyprus, the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Cyprus, the Press and Information Office of the Republic of Cyprus, the Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media of the Hellenic Republic and the University of Nicosia.

Hundreds of thousands of spectators will reflect on migration issues during the festival which will take place in 100 countries around the world, a press release says.

Among other speakers, the festival will be addressed by Foteini Pantiora, Special Secretary for Crisis Management Communication at the Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media of Greece, Makis Polydorou, Acting Director of Cyprus’ Civil Registry and Migration Department and Natasa Xenophontos Koudouna, Head of IOM office in Cyprus.

The films The Merger directed by Mark Grentell (100 mins) and Bushfallers directed by Nils Benjaming Keding (60 mins) will be screened during the festival.

Participants will also be able to view the short films Mohamed, The first name (14 mins), Salaam B’y (20 mins) and Unbroken paradise (25 mins).

The films screened at the festival showcase the challenges refugees and migrants face in their daily lives, the press release notes.

Source: Cyprus News Agency