REFUGE.

The Refuge Project is a multimedia chronicle of human stories from the European Refugee Crisis, focused on humanity and hope. Created and led by Matthew K. Firpo, an international team of photographers and filmmakers spent four weeks on location in Greece, documenting individual stories from the largest worldwide forced migration since World War II. 

Learn more about the project at: RefugeProject.co
A Q+A with Filmmaker Matthew K. Firpo


A MAGNA CARTA Special Project.

Directed by MATTHEW K. FIRPO
Executive Produced by MAXIMILIAN GUEN
Produced by MATTEO ZEVI, HARIS KATSIGIANNIS, ROSANNA BACH & MATTHEW K. FIRPO

Cinematography by JAKE SANER
Edited by STEPHEN MICHAEL SIMON
Sound Design & Mix by SEAN HIGGINS
Color by JOSH BOHOSKEY @ The Mill
Original Score by SHANE CARRUTH
Project Photography by ELLIOT ROSS, ROSANNA BACH, & MATTHEW K. FIRPO

We're forever grateful to everyone who trusted us to share their stories. All interviews were filmed on-location in Greece.

To learn more about the making of the film, watch the BEHIND THE SCENES featurette that chronicles the team’s experiences working abroad.

All Images © Matthew K. Firpo

FESTIVALS.

WINNER - Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2017, Best Documentary Short
WINNER - San Luis Obispo Intl Film Festival 2017 - Best Documentary Short
WINNER - Oxford Film Festival 2017, Best Documentary Short
WINNER - IndieFest 2017 - Humanitarian Outstanding Achievement Award
OFFICIAL SELECTION - SXSW 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION - CamerImage 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Savannah Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION - St. Louis International Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Hoboken International Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Leeds International Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Berkshire International Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION - River Run International Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Melbourne International Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION - CATE International Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION - UMFF International Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Belin International Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Greenwich International Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Footcandle Film Festival 2017