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Competitions

Which films take home an award?

The Movies that Matter Festival has several competitions in which an (international) jury hands out an award to the winning film or director: Activist, Camera Justitia, Dutch Movies Matter, Grand Jury Documentary, Grand Jury Fiction and Students' Choice. Find out more about them and see the competing films.

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Specials and highlights

Selections

NPO 2Doc Selection

NPO 2Doc Selection

Together with documentary platform NPO 2Doc, we present online in-depth talks for a special selection of three documentaries.

Amnesty Selection

Amnesty Selection

In the Amnesty Selection you can see films that tie in with the topics that Amnesty International Netherlands is committed to.

Festival Favourites

Festival Favourites

Festival Favourites are audience favourites that have proven their quality at international festivals.

Take on Future

Take on Future

The films in Take on Future show us that now is the time to take action for a viable and sustainable future.

Take on Love

Take on Love

Take on Love highlights films that unconditionally embrace love. Love that goes against assumptions and old conventions.

Take on Power

Take on Power

In Take on Power we see people fighting against individuals and organisations that abuse their power. Who, despite forces and structures that seem larger than themselves, find a way to break through them.

Flashback

A brief look back at a few moments from the previous Movies that Matter Festival in 2019.

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