Movies that Matter

13th Edition

Movies that Matter

when:March 22nd - 30th, 2024
address:Keizersgracht 177
1016 DR Amsterdam
The Netherlands
tel:+31(0)20-280 76 00
deadline:November 19th, 2023
entry form:Online Submission

Our mission is to open eyes to human rights. We use film to stir the debate on human rights, sustainability and the fight against injustice. We believe that film has the unprecedented capacity to raise awareness and provide new insight. What cannot be accomplished by spoken and written language, is sometimes achieved by motion picture.
We create impact by asking questions and providing context and insight. We screen films in combination with a vast expansion programme, in the form of discussions, introductions, Q&A sessions, workshops and teaching aids.
Our main goals are to screen films about human rights and to stimulate and promote the screening of human rights films by others. Each year we organise the Movies that Matter Festival in The Hague and throughout the year we screen films in Dutch film theatres with our On Tour-programme and at various events throughout the country. We also select films for educational purposes and we develop according teaching aids. These films and teachings aids are available free of charge for teachers.
In countries with limited press freedom, we stimulate the screening of human rights films by offering financial grants and advice to organisers of human rights film festivals with our International Support programme.

  • Soyalism by Stefano Liberti, Enrico Parenti: Save the Planet

  • Twin Flower by Laura Luchetti: On the Move

  • The Castle by Martina Parenti, Massimo D'Anolfi: Migratie