Movies that Matter Festival 2025

Save the date: the next Movies that Matter Festival will take place from 21 to 29 March 2025 in The Hague.

What can you expect at our festival?

  • A selection of around 90 human rights films: from short films to feature-length, from fiction to documentaries.
  • In-depth programmes on human rights with activists, filmmakers, and experts.


  • Various competitions where films vie for multiple awards, presented at our annual Award Night, open to all.
  • Special themes to help navigate the programme.
  • Context programming for most films: introductions, post-screening talks, and unique events like dance performances.
  • Engagement with human rights activists, experts, and our audience.
  • Opportunities to meet others, whether in the auditorium or at the bar after the film.

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