Cinema without Borders

We are pleased to announce a new edition of Cinema without Borders, our five-day workshop programme on how to organise a human rights film festival or mobile cinema project. In August 2021, in cooperation with Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival, the Philippines, we will bring together starting and more experienced film festival professionals from Southeast Asia.

The online workshop programme focuses on organising human rights related film screenings in Southeast Asia. It will be held online on 25, 26, 27, 30 and 31 August. A maximum of 15 people can participate. For more information about the programme and a list of eligible countries, we refer to the Call for Participants.

Apply now

To apply we kindly invite you to fill out the two forms below.

application form online form

If you encounter any problems while submitting the application online, please send your application by email.

If you wish to participate, please send in your application as soon as possible, but at the latest on July 9th, 2021.


Previous editions Cinema without Borders

Between 2006 and 2021, ten editions of Cinema without Borders were held. Most workshop programmes took place during the Movies that Matter Festival. Other editions were held in Burkina Faso, Jordan and during the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). These earlier editions were attended by over 100 participants from more than 60 different countries, from Birma, Bahrain and Bangladesh to the Pakistan, the Philippines and Peru. You can watch the Cinema Without Borders 2019 aftermovie by clicking on the play button to the left.