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Show off your film at a National Museum!

  • Reach new audiences
  • Develop partnerships with other organizations
  • Have the performance rights paid by the Museum

Films We Have Presented:

Application and Selection Process

  • Applications are reviewed and selected on a rolling basis and there is no application fee
  • Members of the Museum’s Diversity Spotlight Film Series Selection Committee select applications by film-makers and/or partner organizations according to their relevance to the Museum’s mandate “to explore the theme of immigration to Canada in order to enhance public understanding of the experiences of immigrants as they arrived in Canada, of the vital role immigration has played in the building of Canada and of the contributions of immigrants to Canada’s culture, economy and way of life”
  • Films may be premieres as well as those previously released in Canada
  • Films selected are screened in English, French or additional languages with English and/or French subtitles as appropriate
  • Applications to be submitted a minimum of six months prior to screening date
  • Applicants will be notified within two months of their application

Where Films are Screened:

  • Andrea and Charles Bronfman Theatre at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax with seating for 100 visitors
  • Films may also be screened off-site in communities across Canada

Program Schedule

  • Eight screenings per year
  • Filmmakers and special guests may be invited to participate in film presentations in collaboration with partner organizations

Marketing and Promotions

All associated promotional materials are subject to the approval of the Museum.

Performance Rights

The Museum agrees to obtain and pay for public screening rights for selected films within reasonable means.


The Diversity Spotlight Film Series was established in November, 2008 by the Pier 21 Society. The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 continues to facilitate partnerships with organizations across Canada to present a wide range of films, from local documentaries to international film premieres.