More than a festival

Movies that Matter uses the power of films to start a conversation about human rights and is therefore much more than a film festival. We do this all year round, also outside the festival in The Hague, in the Netherlands and beyond, thanks to the great support of funds and donors.


Want to see a film with your students that really means something? In class or cinema?

Movies that Matter offers (free) accessible films about social themes for secondary education (particularly in the vmbo and vocational education) and mbo. These film cover, for example, human rights, discrimination and sustainability. Includes teaching materials. With this program we reach 175,000 students every year.

Want to know more? Check out our education programme.


On Tour

Did you know that you can also visit Movies that Matter in your hometown? With our films we travel to 17 cities throughout the Netherlands. Afterwards there is room for deepening and you can discuss the film under the guidance of a moderator.

Check the calendar for the next movie near you.



Do you work in a developing country or a country where press freedom is at stake? If so, it might be interesting to take a look at our international program. In addition to training and advice, Movies that Matter provides financial support for film screenings abroad, including mobile cinema projects, film festivals and embassies.

Get to know our international work.


­­­­­For Organisations

Want to discuss a certain theme within your organization? Do it with film! Movies that Matter provides film screenings at all kinds of institutions, such as the National Police and The Netherlands Trade Union Confederation (FNV). Prefer on location? Or offer something special to your relations? Then become a program partner at the festival and receive free tickets for the film of your choice.

Discover how you can organize an event with us.

Support Us

Do you want to contribute to our work? Awesome. As a foundation, we are largely dependent on subsidies and donations. So every gift is very welcome!

Make an one-time donation directly via the button below.

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We thank you a lot for your contribution!

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  • Become a regular patron
  • Donate with tax benefits
  • Support us as a fund