All the competition programmes of the festival

The Movies that Matter Festival has several competitions in which international juries hand out awards to the winning film or director: Activist, Camera Justitia, Dutch Movies Matter, Grand Jury Documentary, Grand Jury Fiction, Shorts and Students' Choice. Read more about them and see the competing films.

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The Movies that Matter Festival 2023’s themes will be announced soon.

Iranian Classics

Iranian Classics

Vote for your favourite Iranian cinema classics and have a chance to win 1├Ś2 free tickets to the festival!

Opening Night 2022

Two full houses watched the Dutch premiere of the impressive documentary Navalny. After the film, the audience welcomed director Daniel Roher, the film team and Bellingcat investigator Christo Grozev to the stage with a standing ovation.

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