Film Submissions

From 3 June to 1 November 2024, you can submit your fiction and documentary film for the Movies that Matter Festival 2025. 

The Movies that Matter Festival 2025 will take place from 21 29 March 2025, in The Hague, The Netherlands and several satellite cities. In order to be eligible for submission, your film must meet a number of criteria: 

  • The payment of the submission fee: 
    Early Bird  3 June – 31 July 2024 € 20,- 
    Normal Fee  1 August30 September 2024 € 25,- 
    Late Fee 1 October – 1 November 2024 € 35,- 
  • Only documentaries and fiction films finalised or with a world premiere in 2024/2025 are eligible to submit.  
  • All lengths are accepted.  
  • Films already released in Dutch cinemas, broadcasted on Dutch television, or available online for free are not eligible for submission. Films available on paid online platforms are eligible to submit. 
  • Films must be submitted with English commentary and/or English dialogue or in the original version with English subtitles. 
  • Film submission is possible until 1 November 2024. 
  • If a submitted film does not match the requirements stated above, a refund of the submission fee is not guaranteed. 
  • The outcome of the final selection will be announced at the end of February 2024. 

Read the complete rules and regulations before starting to submit your film. 

Submit your film

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FAQ

  • Can I submit my short film?

    Yes, we accept submissions of all lengths, including short films. All selected shorts will compete for the Shorts Award (exceptions possible).

    Read the complete rules and regulations before starting to submit your film. 

  • When will I be notified as to whether my film has been selected?

    The outcome of the final selection will be announced at the end of February 2024.