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.

YOUR Story Block

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.


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 10:00 pm

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


FusionFest Parade

As a FusionFest Film subject, 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.