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Harnessing The Power of film to Inform, Educate and inspire

FilmAid was founded by independent filmmakers in 1999 in response to the refugee crisis in Kosovo. After nearly two decades of innovation, FilmAid has become a leader in humanitarian and crisis communications. Using a community-based, and multi-platform approach, FilmAid provides refugees and displaced people with access to life-saving information about their rights, their safety, their health and their future.

Through video, radio, print and digital media campaigns created and distributed in collaboration with refugee communities, FilmAid is able to reach over 500,000 people in refugee camps and urban areas every year. In addition to public information campaigns, FilmAid trains young people in all aspects of storytelling and communications. FilmAid offers year-long film, journalism and photography training courses that empower the next generation of storytellers with the skills they need to advocate for themselves, their community and their right to a future filled with hope.

Who We Are

FilmAid uses film and other media to bring life-saving information, psychological relief and much-needed hope to refugees and other communities in need.

10 Annual FilmAid Film Festival

Time for the 10th Annual FilmAid Film Festival, celebrating the work of FilmAid's students and other refugees whose work demands to be seen. Click here for more info.

Screening the Olympics in Kenya

Watch the Kakuma Refugee community cheer on the five Refugee Olympians who traveled from Kakuma to Rio to compete as the first ever #RefugeeOlympicTeam. Video created by filmmaker Abdul Patient, a refugee from Burundi, a graduate of FilmAid's film training program, and now a FilmAid employee.

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Help us to bring life-saving information, psychological relief, and much-needed hope to refugees and other communities in need around the globe.

Working with syrians in Jordan

FilmAid has been supporting Syrian refugees since March 2016 in Jordan. Working with incredible partners like the Malala Fund, Participant Media, Image Nation Abu Dhabi, UN Agencies and international NGOs, FilmAid is supporting the voices of refugee youth, especially adolescent girls.

AMINAH, Filmmaker & storyteller

2015 FilmAid Film Festival Winner, Best Director, Aminah Rwimoh. Aminah completed FilmAid's year-long film training course and made a powerful film, Homeland Misery, about a girl whose suffering followed her as she fled from Congo to Kakuma. 

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