SAVE THE DATE for the MAX Diversity Film Festival Award Ceremony
The Award Ceremony of the MAX Diversity Film Festival takes place on the 5th November 2021 at 3:00 P.M. CET (Brussels, Berlin, Rome) / 2:00 P.M. GMT (London) / 5:00 P.M. TRT (Istanbul) / 10:00 A.M. EDT (New York, DC) / 19:30 P.M IST (New Delhi).
Within the MAX’s mission, MAX Diversity Film Festival (MAXDFF) has been organised to provide both amateur and professional filmmakers with a place to showcase their voices, stories and experiences of migration – to embrace diversity, to discuss challenges, inequalities and discrimination, but also to celebrate the power of multiculturalism and communities united in diversity.
With the conviction that films are one of the most powerful communication tools, using images to evoke emotions while communicating values and messages, we launched this not-for-profit competition in May 2021. A total of 477 creators from 82 countries around the globe have responded to our call. After a thorough assessment by the MDFF Committee and the expert evaluation of the 10 members of our jury, the finalists in the four categories competing in the MDFF will be announced on 1st October. The audience will have the last word to crown the winners in each category as well as for deciding the recipient of a special prize, the Public Award, for those films that have been selected but did not classify as finalists in their categories. To do this, an international communication campaign will be launched, inviting the audience all around the world to Watch&Vote for their favourites.
The winners will be announced during the Award Ceremony on 5th November, when we will have the opportunity to hear from them what stories of migration and diversity encouraged them to make their films.
A deeper debate will be organised on 15th December, in the week we celebrate the International Migrants Day worldwide, with the winners of the Award and some of the finalists, jurors and the team behind the MDFF to hear the testimonies of the film directors and what inspired them, as well as to debate how storytelling can encourage a more inclusive and welcoming society for all.