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.

Or share your story! Sign up to have one of the filmmakers capture you and your story.

Filmmaker

Your Story

Filmmaker

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.

Deadlines

  • 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.

Film Curators:

Nina Streich, [email protected]

Lori Turchin, [email protected]

Tony Taylor, [email protected]

YOUR Story

You are a Central Floridian now, but you, your parents, or ancestors came here from elsewhere.  Allow one of our filmmakers to capture your story on film. Friday evening, August 23, you’ll be paired with a filmmaker eager to create an award-winning short film about your story.  You’ll have the weekend to film with them, giving them the material to make a MYgration film for FusionFest.

Deadlines

  • Intent to Participate: August 1, 2019
  • Curation of film subjects (further information may be needed): August 1 – 9, 2019
  • Acceptance Notification to be filmed:  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.

Film Curators:

Nina Streich, [email protected]

Lori Turchin, [email protected]

Tony Taylor, [email protected]

FusionFest Procession

As a FusionFest Filmmaker participant, you are invited to participate in the FusionFest Procession –  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 procession will wind through the festival grounds and be finished by 12:30 pm each day.