Deadline: ongoing
Call for entries

There are currently more than 60 millions of refugees on the globe, people who left their home country in order to escape war, persecution and murder, but also the effects of the climate change, poverty and the lack of any perspectives.

The open call would like to get down to the human dimensions, since the refugees are human individuals who are forced to leave their home countries in order to get shelter, protection and perspectives for survival elsewhere. Do or did they find the “promissed land” – temporarily or for sure?

Currently, The Refugee Film Collection includes videos of about 70 artists, but would like to complete the number of 100 participants. It is, therefore, looking now for new artists & artvideos dealing with the topic of “refugees” to become part of “Refugee” Film Collection 4.0 – and its screenings in the framework of “The W:OW Project – We Are One World –

Artists and video makers are invited to submit and spotlight this human dimension and the diversity of reasons and motivations to become a refugee.

The 7 Memorials for Humanity

Regulations and entry form –>

– Deadline: ongoing, proposals may be made at any time
– Welcome are mono-channel videos by film and videomakers from all countries on the globe
– Duration: max 10 minutes (exceptions possible on request)
– The full-length films/videos may originate from the years 2006-2019 – excerpts of videos or films are not accepted!!
– Max 3 films/videos may be submitted.
– Productions using language and/or text other than English need English subtitles.
– The preview copy has to be uploaded online via WETRANSFER or VIMEO –, the link for the downlad has to be submitted
– For preview eligible: only mp4 HD (1920×1080) or SD (PAL 720×560 (NTSC 720×480)
– For screening only mp4 HD versions are eligible
– Participating is free of charge.

Entry Form – please cut and paste

Please use for each video a new entry form


a) full name
b) address
c) email, URL
d) short bio (max. 100 words, English only)


a) title English – original (max 3 works)
b) URL – download link WeTransfer or Vimeo
c) year of production
d) duration
e) work synopsis (max. 100 words/submission, English only)
f) 2 screenshots for each submitted work (jpg, minimum 1200 px width)

Please add this declaration & sign it with your full name & email address
I, the submitter/author, declare to be the holder of all rights and permissions on the submitted work. In case the work is selected, I give – until revoke – artvideoKOELN- the permission to include the work in the context for screenings /exhibitions (physical/virtual) free of charge and use screenshots for non-commercial promotional purposes. Until revoke means, the signing author can remove the video after the screening period at any time.

Please use for each submission a separate entry form

Please send the submission in both
plain email text and separately as RTF (Rich Text Format)/WORD . doc as attachment to
subject line: REFUGEE! submission