Specials

2Doc Selection

2Doc Selection

This year’s NPO 2Doc selection includes two special documentaries. Sabaya (Hogir Hirori) and Myanmar Diaries (Myanmar Film Collective).

Amnesty Student Masterclass: Faceless

Amnesty Student Masterclass: Faceless

Tuesday 12 April – Together with Movies that Matter, Amnesty International hosts a unique masterclass about the 2019 Hong Kong protests.

Best of #MtMF22

Best of #MtMF22

Saturday 16 April – Watch three festival highlights plus in-depth programmes during the Best of #MtMF22 day. We’ll kick off the day with The Territory, followed by L’événement and closing off with our opening film Navalny. A ticket for the Best of #MtMF22 day is €28,50 for all three films. During the Best of #MtMF22 day we’ll also announce the winner of the Audience Award.

Closing Film: Costa Brava, Lebanon

Closing Film: Costa Brava, Lebanon

Saturday 16 April – The utopian life of the free-spirited Badir family in the Lebanese mountains is disrupted when a garbage dump is built right outside their house. This causes tensions within the family: should they resist, sue, sabotage, or move back to Beirut? Beautiful and gentle drama with delicious ensemble performances.

BNNVARA Presents: OMARI; geen gezeik

BNNVARA Presents: OMARI; geen gezeik

Saturday 16 April – BNNVARA will present the world premiere of the film OMARI; geen gezeik. In this portrait of singer and vlogger Selma Omari we get an insight into her life, her childhood in Crooswijk and the sexism she has to deal with. *Programme in Dutch.

Award Night

Award Night

Wednesday 13 April – A total of seven awards will be presented during this ceremony. In the Activist, Camera Justitia, Dutch Movies Matter, Grand Jury Fiction and Grand Jury Documentary competitions, filmmakers have a chance to win €5,000 in prize money. In the Students’ Choice and the new Shorts Competition, a prize money of €1,500 will be awarded to the winner. The jury members of the various competitions and the nominated filmmakers will be present during the ceremony. The Audience Award will be presented on Saturday 16 April during the Best of #MtMF22 day.

CANCELLED: Camera Justitia Masterclass

CANCELLED: Camera Justitia Masterclass

Photo credit: © ICC-CPI. Thursday 14 April – The Camera Justitia Masterclass 2022 is delivered by Prosecutor Karim Khan of the International Criminal Court.

De Groene Amsterdammer Special

De Groene Amsterdammer Special

Sunday 10 April – The Groene Amsterdammer editors selected the two documentaries Bigger Than Us and Duty of Care. Both film screenings will include a Q&A.

EP Release The Game in PAARDCAFÉ

EP Release The Game in PAARDCAFÉ

Wednesday 13 April – In collaboration with the team of the documentary Shadow Game, we present a free event at PAARDCAFÉ around the release of the music EP that accompanies the film.

Exhibition Visual Rebellion in Atrium City Hall

Exhibition Visual Rebellion in Atrium City Hall

Visual Rebellion will exhibit photos and artworks from the collective at the Atrium as part of the Movies that Matter Festival. During the exhibition there will be a range of events, including a fundraiser for Myanmar and a screening of several short documentaries.

Filmhuis Den Haag Presents: Writing With Fire

Filmhuis Den Haag Presents: Writing With Fire

Thursday 7 April – In collaboration with Filmhuis Den Haag, ProDemos – House for Democracy and the Rule of Law, Montesquieu Institute and Nieuwspoort, we will present a preview of our festival film Writing with Fire including a talk.

Global Justice Cinema Workshop

Global Justice Cinema Workshop

Registration is open for our workshop on documentary film and global justice, an inspiring annual event co-organised by T.M.C. Asser Instituut, VU Amsterdam and the Movies that Matter Festival. The workshop will take place on 13 and 14 April 2022 in The Hague.

IHE: Above Water

IHE: Above Water

Sunday 10 April – In collaboration with IHE Institute for Water Education Delft, we present the documentary Above Water with an in-depth programme. This documentary shows how the village of Tatiste in Niger is slowly becoming uninhabitable due to drought. After the screening, moderator Ama van Dantzig will speak with professor Eddy Moors, rector IHE Delft, among others, about structural solutions for access to clean water and sanitation (SDG6) for 2 billion people.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Invisible Demons

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Invisible Demons

Sunday 10 April – In collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there will be a special screening of the film Invisible Demons, about the impact of climate change on life in Delhi. Afterwards, an in-depth discussion will take place led by Marieke Eyskoot.

OneWorld Selection

OneWorld Selection

With 2 million unique visitors per year, OneWorld.nl is the largest Dutch journalistic website for a fair, sustainable world. For the Movies that Matter Festival, OneWorld selected two films from our programme.

Project Startblok in Atrium City Hall

Project Startblok in Atrium City Hall

Project Startblok is a multimedial exhibition by photographer Karijn Kakebeeke and the Picture Bridge Foundation about the lives of Nahom, Leila, Isabella, Samer and Timo, five residents of Startblok Riekerhaven, Amsterdam. 

Sakharov Special

Sakharov Special

Monday 11 April – This most important European human rights prize for Freedom of Thought was awarded last year to the Russian opposition politician and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny. In this context, we are showing the films Navalny and F@ck This Job, including an in-depth panel discussion with various guests led by Jelle Brandt Corstius. Both screenings are free of charge on this special evening, ticket reservation is required.

Trouw Special

Trouw Special

Saturday 9 April

WdKA x MtMF22: Teaser Project

WdKA x MtMF22: Teaser Project

For the Movies that Matter Festival 2022, we asked the talented Audiovisual Design students from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam to make teasers that they believe represent the vision of the festival.⁠⁠⁠ Take a look at the five winning teasers.