The open call for documentary film projects on human rights and/or social or environmental issues to participate in our Take on Film & Impact programme on 24 and 25 March 2022 has now been closed.
Movies that Matter wants to open eyes to human rights by offering a stage for poignant fiction films and revealing documentaries that stir debates about human rights, sustainability and the fight against injustice. Our upcoming festival takes place 25 March – 3 April 2022 in The Hague, The Netherlands.
For our Industry programme, we are calling filmmakers from around the world producing or directing documentaries about human rights and/or social or environmental issues that need to be urgently addressed, to submit their projects for the 2022 edition of the Movies that Matter Take on Film & Impact days.
A selection of documentary film projects will be chosen to take part in the programme. The teams behind the projects will attend both group and individual coaching sessions led by experienced impact producers and filmmakers in order to (further) develop their impact goals and strategies for their films. The focus will be on improving the projects’ impact pitches which will then be presented in front of a panel of impact producers, distributors, sales agents, NGOs and other organisations outside the film field related to the outreach goals of the projects.
The Take on Film & Impact programme will take place either online or hybrid on 24 and 25 March, in GMT+1. This decision will be made by the end of January at the latest, depending on the restrictions that will apply next spring. If the Covid-19 measures allow it, selected participants are more than welcome to attend the festival in person in The Hague. However, attending in person is not mandatory. If the programme takes place in a hybrid format, there is no obligation to travel to the Hague and the full programme can still be attended remotely online.
There is no submission or participation fee. Teams that decide to travel to The Hague are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs and arrangements. Those attending in person will be able to visit the rest of the festival, including the Opening Night on 25 March.
For questions, please contact Emma Romeijn via firstname.lastname@example.org
Movies that Matter Take on Film & Impact is organised in collaboration with: