We would like to thank our ambassadors who bring our work to the attention of their network and who put us in touch with parties that can contribute to the realisation of our objectives. This group is committed to the festival and strengthens the reputation of our organisation.


Jozias van Aartsen
politician, former mayor of The Hague (2008 – 2017)

Youri Albrecht
journalist and general director of De Balie

Saman Amini
actor and singer

Hedy d’Ancona
sociologist, social geographer, politician and feminist

Ariadne Asimakopoulos
producer, director and screenwriter

Daria Bukvic
director, writer and speaker coach

Job Cohen
lawyer and politician, former mayor of Amsterdam (2001 – 2010)

Roel Fernhout
chair of the National Board for Scientific Integrity (LOWI), former National Ombudsman (1999 – 2005)

Rien van Gendt
philanthropist, board member of the European Cultural Foundation (ECF)

Ernst Hirsch Balin
politician and lawyer, former Minister of Justice (2006 – 2010)

Mechtild van den Hombergh
international consultant

Ila Kasem
strategy consultant, managing partner Van de Bunt Adviseurs

Bert Koenders
politician and diplomat, former minister of Foreign Affairs (2014 – 2017)

Lousewies van der Laan
former politician, managing director Transparency International Nederland

Patrick Lodiers
tv- and radio presentator

Kiza Magendane
political scientist, writer and strategic policy advisor

Erika Marseille
independent financial investigator, consultant and commissioner

Ferry Mingelen
parliamentary journalist, former NOS host Nieuwsuur and Pauw & Witteman

Egbert Myjer
judge, Dutch judge at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (2004 – 2012)

Eduard Nazarski
former director Amnesty International The Netherlands (2006 – 2019)

Taco Ruighaver
director Stichting de Vrolijkheid, former artistic director Movies that Matter (2000 – 2015)

Bahram Sadeghi
freelance director en host

Bart Stapert
criminal lawyer, Judge at Court of Appeals ‘s Hertogenbosch

Tamara Trotman
judge, counsellor at the court of appeal in The Hague

Jean van de Velde
film director, film producer and screenwriter

Femke van Velzen
documentary film maker

Ilse van Velzen
documentary film maker

Hanna Verboom
actress and presenter

Willemijn Verloop
social entrepreneur, founder of War Child

Heikelien Verrijn Stuart
journalist, lawyer and writer on criminal law and international humanitarian law

Leon Willems
director Free Press Unlimited

Jan van der Zanden
film producer, managing director The Film Kitchen