Education Award

Movies that Matter encourages young people to get involved in human rights and social issues. One of the ways we do this is through the Movies that Matter Education Festival in Amsterdam and The Hague, where we present accessible films on social issues to pupils and students. Together with a moderator and guest speaker(s), we delve deeper into the topics of the film during the interactive programme.

This year, we are presenting an Education Award for the first time. We do this to highlight the importance of film in raising the social awareness of children and young people and to express our appreciation to the makers of the films in the education programme.

For this new competition, a jury will watch nine films (six features and three shorts) that are part of the Movies that Matter Education Festival. Together, they will choose the best educational film of the festival, which will walk away with the Education Award. The jury consists of: Annelou Molendijk (practical education teacher), Valentino Zaalman (practical education student and mentor pupil of Annelou), Arthur Gort (MBO student Media College) and Elly de Bruin (film teacher of the year region East).


Jury Members

  • Annelou Molendijk – Practical education teacher
  • Valentino Zaalman – Practical education student
  • Arthur Gort – MBO student (Media editing)
  • Elly de Bruin – East Region Film Teacher of the Year & Theatre and Film teacher