Filmmaker Application

Produce a short MYgration film – from 3 to 5 minutes long – that tells the personal stories of how people from other parts of the world came to live in Central Florida and adapted to life here.

Filmmaker Block

Compete for $1,000 or other prizes in the 48+hour MYgration film contest to make the most compelling documentary of a Central Floridians story of their journey here.  On Friday, August 23, you’ll be paired with a Central Floridian with an interesting story. You’ll have the weekend to film with them, edit and submit your entry.


Intent to Participate: August 1, 2019

Curation of contestants (further information may be needed): August 1 – 9, 2019

Acceptance Notification to Compete:  August 10, 2019

Pairing: August 23, 7:00 pm

Conceptualizing, Filming and Editing, August 23, 8:00 pm until August 25, 2019 at midnight.

Screening Dates:  September 18 & 21, 2019 at Global Peace Film Festival and November 30 & December 1, 2019 at FusionFest.

Prizes: Audience Favorite Award given September 21 at the Global Peace Film Festival.  Best Film award of $1,000 and Student Award given December 1 at FusionFest.


FusionFest Parade

As a FusionFest Filmmaker participant, you are invited to participate in the FusionFest Parade –  A colorful display of Central Florida’s cultural heritage featuring costumes, puppets, music, dancing, flags and local officials and filmmakers. To participate, gather at 11:30 am at the City Commons Parking Garage, 460 S Boone Ave each day, November 30 and December 1, 20019.  The parade will wind through the festival grounds and be finished by 12:30 pm each day. 

Film Curators

Lori Turchin, [email protected] or Nina Streich, [email protected]

We are epically glad to be working with you on FusionFest.

You can reach FusionFest at [email protected] or 407-836-2840.