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Invitation Movies that Matter Festival 2023

We are very proud to announce the full Industry programme of the Movies that Matter Festival 2023!


The Industry Days will take place from Saturday 25 to Wednesday 29 March in The Hague. 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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Meet the Activist

A short clip about each activist is shown followed by a conversation with moderator Mirthe Frese and each activist.

  24 March, 14.30 – 16.30  
Masterclass: Take on Iran

An in-depth conversation with this year’s main guests: Nafiss Nia, Maryam Ebrahimi and Ali Asgari.

  25 March, 15:30 - 17:00  
Women at Risk

In this Industry Talk, we focus on filmmakers from different regions who face risks and dangers when doing their work.

  26 March, 15:30 - 17:00  
Take on Film & Impact

How can films on social issues do more than raise awareness? Join this session on creating impact campaigns that drive social change and get inspired!

  27 March, 09:00 - 13:00  
De Missie van de Nieuwe Maker

An inspiring afternoon programme for students and filmmakers at the start of their career. *In Dutch.

  27 March, 14:00 - 17:00  
Take on Film & Impact: Pitching

The 12 selected Take on Film & Impact teams pitch their project and impact plan.

  28 March, 09:00 - 13:00  
Work in Progress

Participants of the Rough Cut Service present snippets of their works-in-progress to industry professionals.

  29 March, 10:00 - 13:00  
Take on Shorts

In this masterclass, short filmmaker Kevin Osepa will guide us through the ins and outs of making short films.

  29 March, 09:15 - 11:15  
Take on Archive

In this insightful Industry Talk, organised with Sound & Vision, we discuss the use of archival footage in films.

  29 March, 13:30 - 14:45  
Cinema without Borders

Participants will present their plans for their human rights film festival, followed by speed dates.

  29 March, 14:45 – 16:45  
Dreaming Out Loud: the Future of Impact

What is needed to further professionalise and consolidate impact production? A panel on the future of impact production.

  29 March, 15:15 - 16:30  
Award Night

A total of seven awards will be presented during this ceremony.

  29 March, 18:00 - 19:15  
Daily Guests Meet Guests: 17:00 – 18:00

Movies that Matter Festival

This year’s Movies that Matter Festival – the international film festival on human rights – will be in The Hague and at satellite locations across the country from 24 March to 1 April. We present more than eighty exceptional feature films, high-profile documentaries and shorts, with an extensive in-depth programme.

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Het Movies that Matter Festival 2023 wordt mogelijk gemaakt door hoofdpartner Nationale Postcode Loterij en partners Amnesty International, ASN Bank, CFAP, Creative Europe Media, Dioraphte, Gemeente Den Haag, European Cultural Foundation, Fonds 1818, Fonds 21, Janivo, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, Nederlands Filmfonds, Oak Foundation, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, dagblad Trouw, de Versterking, vfonds, VEVAM en VSBfonds.

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