Documentary film

IMS works to promote documentary filmmaking and its ability to contribute to social, cultural and political change in some of the most trying parts of the world.

In close partnership with local film institutes, film schools, production and distribution companies, film festivals and independent filmmakers, we are seeking to enable and strengthen the infrastructures and outputs of domestic documentary film environments.

Promotion of female filmmakers and the role of women in documentary filmmaking is a priority for IMS. This is not to exclude male filmmakers but simply to utilize the opportunities of giving voices to women through documentary filmmaking and empower them to tell their side of the stories. We work with a principle of minimum 50/50 gender balance and participation in our film programme.