Cinema without Borders

Cinema without Borders is a multi-day interactive workshop programme for film festival organisers to strengthen new human rights film festivals and enhance the sustainability of existing festivals. In addition to connecting with like-minded festivals, sharing ideas and building new networks, participants get inspired and assisted.

Applications for Cinema without Borders are now closed and we are preparing the next edition in Nairobi, Kenya. To be kept up to date about Cinema without Borders, future editions and new windows for application, please subscribe to our newsletter.

To get an impression of the programme, watch the Cinema Without Borders 2019 after movie below.


Previous editions

Since 2006 seventeen editions of Cinema without Borders were held. Most workshop programmes took place during the Movies that Matter Festival in The Hague. Other editions were held in Burkina Faso (2012), Jordan (2014), Argentina (2018), Philippines (online, 2021) and during the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA, 2013). Almost 200 participants from more than 60 different countries – from Myanmar, Bahrain and Bangladesh to Pakistan, the Philippines and Peru – attended the programmes.