International Migration and Environmental Film Festival is a not-for-profit cultural organization that raises awareness about migration and environmental issues through the wonderful medium of film. Founded in 2020 by Michael Osheku and Jessica Lancasterla.

IMEFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international film, documentary, photo, and artwork that captures migration, trafficking, refugees, pollution, habitat loss, climate change, to educate, entertain, inform and encourage conversations, provokes debate about changes, innovation, sustainability and how to make the world a better place for every creature. 

The aim of the festival is to raise awareness, encourage discussion and inspire people on the act of a diverse range of important migration and environmental issues and to reshape a divisive narrative using film and the arts.

During the festival, we have the opportunities for officially selected projects and filmmakers/ Artists to participate in screenings and discussions with the audience from Non-governmental organizations, embassies, ministries, high school, and college-level students. And we will be organizing a community screening throughout the year. Narratives and documentaries, feature and shorts personal or global stories, highly educative, entertaining, and informative are welcome for consideration.


The mission of the International Migration and Environmental Film Festival (IMEFF) is to create a platform that showcases the best films on migration and environmental sustainability, and to raise awareness and educate the public on these important issues. The festival aims to bring together filmmakers, activists, experts, and communities to discuss the challenges and opportunities in these fields and to find innovative solutions to address these global issues.


The vision of IMEFF is to become a leading and influential film festival in the world that showcases the impact of migration and environmental sustainability through powerful and impactful storytelling. IMEFF is committed to fostering a dynamic and inclusive community that encourages creativity, collaboration, and action towards creating a better world.

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