Competitions

These are the competitions of the Movies that Matter Festival 2022. 

Award Winners MtMF22

Award Winners MtMF22

Take a look at the eight award winners of the Movies that Matter Festival 2022.

Grand Jury Documentary

Grand Jury Documentary

For the second time, we will present the Grand Jury Documentary Award. Nine documentaries will be selected from the full film programme of the festival. These are films where cinematography and content go hand in hand. An international jury presents the award with a prize money of € 5,000 to the winner.

Grand Jury Fiction

Grand Jury Fiction

For the second time, we will present the Grand Jury Fiction Award. Eight films will be selected from the full film programme of the festival. These are films where cinematography and content go hand in hand. An international jury presents the award with a prize money of € 5,000 to the winner.

Activist

Activist

Eight inspiring documentaries about the work of human rights activists from all over the world. Meet the activists during our festival, where they engage with the public and participate in an impact and networking programme to raise awareness of the film, expand their work and network.

Camera Justitia

Camera Justitia

Documentaries and feature films shown in the Camera Justitia competition shed a light on people who stand up against corruption, inequality and discrimination in their fight for justice.

Dutch Movies Matter

Dutch Movies Matter

In Dutch Movies Matter we screen Dutch feature films and documentaries that open eyes to human rights. The films tell stories that take place here, or extend far beyond our national borders.

Shorts

Shorts

Seven films from the program have a chance to win the new Shorts Award, including € 1,500 prize money. The shorts programme is made possible by HUMAN.

Students' Choice

Students' Choice

Students’ Choice is a competition of three films with a wide variety of themes and genres. Each year, a student jury from Leiden University delves into the festival programme for the selection of the nominated films.

Audience Award

Audience Award

During the festival, all visitors can rate the films they visit. The film with the highest average score will receive the Audience Award.