Do you have a question regarding the festival? We hope to be able to answer it for you. Take a look at this list of frequently asked questions.The list of frequently asked questions will be supplemented in the run-up to the festival.

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Movies that Matter Festival 2023

  • When does the festival take place?

    The Movies that Matter Festival 2023 will take place from Friday 24 March to Saturday 1 April 2023 in The Hague and satellite locations.

    The Hague
    The festival takes place in The Hague at:
    Filmhuis Den Haag – Spui 191
    Theater aan het Spui – Spui 187
    Pathé Buitenhof – Buitenhof 20
    Theater en Filmhuis Dakota – Zuidlarenstraat 57
    De Nieuwe Regentes – Weimarstraat 63

    A festival programme will also be presented at various satellite locations across the country:

    Alkmaar – Filmhuis Alkmaar
    Amersfoort – De Lieve Vrouw
    Arnhem – Focus Filmtheater
    Den Bosch – Verkadefabriek
    Leeuwarden – Slieker, Stadsklooster Jabixhûs
    Maastricht – Lumière
    Vlissingen – CineCity XL
    Utrecht – Louis Hartloper Complex

    A small selection of festival films can also be watched online on demand via Picl throughout the festival period. View the selection via the programme overview under the ‘On Demand’ tab.

  • When do ticket sales start?

    Online ticket sales start on Thursday 9 March. From Friday 24 March, you can also buy tickets at the festival box office in The Hague.

  • When will the full programme be announced?

    The full film programme will be announced at the start of ticket sales on Thursday 9 March. Some Q&As and talks may still be added to the programme in the following week.

  • When will the festival newspaper be published?
    Our festival newspaper will be published on 9 March as an insert to the Trouw newspaper.
    Newsletter subscribers who have registered to receive the festival newspaper at home will receive it on or shortly after 9 March. Please note: the festival newspaper is in Dutch.
  • Are subtitles available with all movies?

    Almost all Movies that Matter movies are screened either with English or Dutch subtitles. The individual film pages state the spoken language(s) of the film and whether/which subtitles are available.

    The available subtitles are also indicated in our programme overview and you can filter on this in the ‘Screenings & Events’ tab.

    Audio description (via Earcatch) and subtitles for the deaf & hard of hearing (via Subcatch) are available for a number of festival films. See the overview here.

  • Is there a timetable?

    You can download the latest version of the timetable (PDF) for The Hague here. Keep track of the programme on the website for the most up-to-date information.

    In the programme overview, under ‘Screenings & Events’ you can also filter by date and location, among other things, to put together your programme.

  • Do you offer accreditations for press and professionals?

    The Movies that Matter Festival welcomes press and professionals from the film and human rights sector across the globe to attend the festival. From 24 February, you can apply for accreditation for the Movies that Matter Festival 2023. Read more.

  • Can I sign up as a volunteer this year?

    Registration for volunteers has now closed. We hope to welcome you to volunteer at MtMF24 next year!

  • I am a filmmaker. How do I submit my film?

    From June 1st until 19th November 2023, you can submit your fiction and documentary film for the Movies that Matter Festival 2024. Read more about submitting films here.