Education Festival 2024

Would you like to discuss discrimination, identity, conflict or another social issue in class? During the Movies that Matter Festival every March, we present accessible films on social issues for pupils and students. Together with a moderator and guest speaker(s), we delve deeper into the topics in the film during the interactive programme.

From impressive films to candid stories, we are proud to have once again welcomed thousands of pupils and students on 13 and 14 March at the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam and from 25 to 28 March 2024 at the Theater aan het Spui and Filmhuis Den Haag. Our films and in-depth programmes were rated 8 on average, never before has this been so high.

Besides films, this year we also offered workshops in cooperation with Amnesty International Netherlands and even combined film and theatre with Het Nationale Theater. We also had an Education Award ceremony for the first time this year. The jury, students and pupils voted The Mind Game as this year’s best education film.

Did you miss the festival?

Not to worry, as our education screenings with in-depth programme can be booked throughout the school year, throughout the Netherlands. The current offer can be found here. The film offer for the new school year will be available on our website from the end of May.

As a teacher, would you like to attend a screening once, to see if it suits your school or class? Feel free to email us at

Hope to see you in the cinema soon!

Please note that our education programmes are in Dutch. More detailed information about the education programme can be found on the Dutch-language side of the website.

  • Film programme 2024
    • Emergency
      : ethnic profiling, identity and friendship
      Suited for: mbo
    • The Mind Game
      : migration and refugees, war and armed conflict
      Suitable for : upper secondary and senior secondary vocational education
    • White Berry in collaboration with IFFR
      Themes: identity, family and discrimination
      Suitable from: secondary and vocational education year 3 and mbo
    • Before I Change My Mind
      : identity, LGBTQ+
      Suitable for: secondary education year 1&2
    • Girl Gang
      : family, identity, media and digital culture
      Suitable from: vo grade 1
    • Kleinkinderen van de Oost
      : family, identity, war and armed conflict, racism and/or discrimination
      Suitable for: mbo
  • Specials 2024
    • Amnesty workshop + It’s Nice In Here
      Together with Amnesty International Netherlands, we are organising a special in The Hague around the theme of ethnic profiling for mbo students from the Order & Security programme. The programme includes the workshop Profile X and the short film It’s Nice In Here.
    • Beeld & Geluid workshop #InfluenceME + Girl Gang
      Combine a screening of Girl Gang with the Beeld & Geluid workshop, where students will gain insight into influencers’ seduction techniques and learn what social impact influencers can have.
    • HNT x MtM: Buy Now, Pay Later
      With Het Nationale Theater, we present a special performance in Theater Dakota for mbo students. Students will see them perform a scene from the theatre play Broke with expensive taste, watch the docuseries Buy Now, Pay Later, and then engage in a conversation about hidden poverty, debt and the danger of online payment options.
    • Shorts special for ISK and practical education
      A programme especially for International Switching Classes and practical education. Students watch the two inspiring short films, take part in an interactive quiz and see a spectacular act.