Founded in 1999 during the Balkan crisis by award-winning producer Caroline Baron (Capote, Monsoon Wedding), FilmAid uses the power of film and media to transcend language and literacy, bringing life-saving information, psychological relief and much-needed hope to refugees and other communities in need around the globe. With strong support from both Hollywood and the humanitarian communities, FilmAid has brought critical information, training and empowerment programs to more than two million people worldwide. FilmAid works in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other global aid organizations. Major funders and partners include the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Hollywood Foreign PressAssociation. FilmAid International is a U.S.-based nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its affiliates include FilmAid UK, based in London, and FilmAid Asia, based in Hong Kong.
- Simon Goff named Executive Director of FilmAid International
- FilmAid Film Festival 2013 -- Call for Entries
- FilmAid launches DADAAB STORIES, a new multimedia project from the world's largest refugee camp
- /Film Podcast Raises $10,000 for FilmAid's Work in Dadaab Refugee Camp
- Global finalist for 2013 Intercultural Innovation Award
“Our children used to learn only how to kill. Now, with films they are learning much more. Film is like a teacher, a guide to the right path.”Beatrice Kabungo, Congolese Refugee, Kakuma Camp