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Movies that Matter Festival 2022
Industry Programme Announced

We are very proud to announce the full Industry programme of the Movies that Matter Festival 2022. The programme will take place from Thursday 7 to Wednesday 13 April in The Hague and online. We invite you to join us for a great line-up of workshops, panel discussions, pitches and masterclasses on film and human rights. Access to the full Industry programme through accreditation. Certain events are also available through individual ticket sales.

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Apply Now: Accreditations Open

The Movies that Matter Festival welcomes press and professionals from the film and human rights sector across the globe to attend the festival both on-site and online. We offer three types of accreditation: a Festival Pass, an Industry Pass and a Press Pass. You can apply for an accreditation up to and including Wednesday 6 April 23:59 CET.

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Take on Film & Impact

A selection of documentary film projects about human rights and/or social or environmental issues that need to be urgently addressed, have been chosen to take part in the 2022 edition of Take on Film & Impact. The teams behind the projects will attend both group and individual coaching sessions led by experienced impact producers and strategists in order to (further) develop their impact goals and strategies for their films. Certain parts of the programme are open to observers with accreditation and will also be livestreamed worldwide.

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Take on
Myanmar Diaries

In this panel we speak with the Myanmar Film Collective about their experiences as filmmakers in Myanmar.

  7 April, 14:00 – 16:00  
Meet the Activist

In the Meet the Activist programme the eight activist from the eight selected Activist films are introduced.

  8 April, 14:30 - 16:30  
Take on Voices: Safer World for the Truth?

A panel discussion on journalist under threat, press freedom and the journalistic power of the image with a focus on India.

  9 April, 10:00 – 12:00  
Take on Afghanistan: In Conversation

An in-depth conversation with this year’s main guests: Sahra Mani, Aboozar Amini and Dawood Hilmandi.

  9 April, 13:00 – 15:00  
Take on Film & the Green Deal

In the context of a case study, we address green filmmaking and the role of storytelling in climate activism.

  9 April, 16:00 – 17:30  
Take on Afghanistan: Work in Progress

Afghan filmmakers show their latest works in progress and discuss the financing and production of Afghan films.

  11 April, 10:00 – 12:30  
De Missie van de Nieuwe Maker

An inspiring afternoon programme for Dutch (student) filmmakers at the start of their career.

  11 April, 13:30 – 16:45  
Take on Women in Film

A keynote and panel about the position of women in the film industry, with a focus on female filmmakers under pressure.

  12 April, 15:00 – 17:00  
Take on Human Rights Film Festivals

The participants of the Cinema without Borders workshop will introduce themselves and their festivals.

  13 April, 10:00 – 11:30  
Along the Way: Masterclass

Director Mijke de Jong, screenwriter Jolein Laarman and other crew members talk in depth about their latest film.

  13 April, 12:30 – 14:00  
Impact in Practice: the Cases of Shadow Game & De Oost

The (impact) producers of Shadow Game and De Oost look back on their impact campaigns.

  13 April, 15:00 – 17:00  
Medialab Presents

The world premiere of Nothing About Us without Us and four short films produced by ReFOCUS Media Labs and the Buddy Film Foundation.

  15 April, 18:30 – 20:30  
Daily Guests Meet Guests: 17:00 – 18:00

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Movies that Matter Festival

Feel the world changing at the Movies that Matter Festival 2022. Forward, backward and in directions we can barely comprehend. See more than 80 beautiful, exciting and touching documentaries and feature films from all over the world. Experience inspiring debates, Q&As and educational programmes. Meet directors, activists, thinkers, and experts. From 8 to 16 April in The Hague, at eight satellite locations and online: the international film festival on human rights.


The Movies that Matter Festival 2022 is made possible by main partner Dutch Postcode Lottery and partners such as Amnesty International, ASN Foundation, BNNVARA, Creative Europe Media, Municipality of The Hague, Fonds 1818, Fonds 21, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dutch Filmfund, Oak Foundation, Trouw, vfonds, VEVAM and VSBfonds.

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