Competitions

These are the five competitions of the Movies that Matter Festival 2021.

The selected films and the juries per competition will be announced shortly.

BNNVARA Audience Award

BNNVARA Audience Award

The BNNVARA Audience Award and the accompanying € 5.000 will be handed out to the festival film that gets the highest audience score.

Dutch Movies Matter

Dutch Movies Matter

In Dutch Movies Matter we show Dutch movies that engage with important social developments in The Netherlands and the ones that look beyond our own borders.

Activist

Activist

Eight inspiring documentaries about the work of important activists from all over the world Meet the activists at our festival where they will have conversations with the public and participate in an impact and network programme.

Camera Justitia

Camera Justitia

Documentaries and feature films shown in the Camera Justitia competition shed a light on people who take matters into their own hands. They are all about the underdogs who stand up against corruption, inequality and discrimination in their fight for justice.

Students' Choice

Students' Choice

Competition in which representatives of five student associations of Leiden University nominate three films from the festival programme.