21 March to 29 March

Movies that Matter Festival 2025

The next Movies that Matter Festival will take place from 21 to 29 March 2025 in The Hague and various satellite cities.

What can you expect at our festival?

  • A selection of around 90 human rights films: from short films to feature-length, from fiction to documentaries.
  • In-depth programmes on human rights with activists, filmmakers, and experts.


  • Various competitions where films vie for multiple awards, presented at our annual Award Night, open to all.
  • Special themes to help navigate the programme.
  • Context programming for most films: introductions, post-screening talks, and unique events like dance performances.
  • Engagement with human rights activists, experts, and our audience.
  • Opportunities to meet others, whether in the auditorium or at the bar after the film.