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Movies that Matter Festival 2024
Industry Programme Announced

We are very proud to announce the full Industry programme of the Movies that Matter Festival 2024. The programme will take place from Saturday 23 to Wednesday 27 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. All events are also available through single ticket sale. 

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Take on Film & Impact (Panels & Pitches)

How can films on social issues do more than just raise awareness? Join this morning sessions on creating impact campaigns that drive social change through film and get inspired.

  25 & 26 March, 9:00 - 13:00  
De Missie van de Nieuwe Maker

An inspiring afternoon programme under the umbrella of “the power of the camera” for filmmakers at the start of their career. This event is in Dutch.

  Mon 25 Mar 14:00 - 17:00  
Other Highlights
In conversation with… Nazmiye Oral 

Actress Nazmiye Oral in conversation with Suheyla Yalcin on her impressive career, followed by the beautiful documentary Niet meer zonder jou. 

  Sat 23 Mar 15:30 - 17:30  
Artist Talk & Exhibition: Roots & Soil

During the Artist Talk, photographer Ahmet Polat and students from Hasan Kalyoncu University explore the aftershocks of the Gaziantep earthquake one year later. 

  Sat 23 Mar 16:00 - 17:00  
In conversation with…Ahmet Boyacıoğlu

Ahmet Boyacioglu – festival director of the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival – and Margje de Koning – Artistic Director Movies that Matter – will discuss how to keep one’s creative voice within a changing political landscape. 

  Sun 24 Mar 15:30 - 17:00  
The Role of Filmmaking in Times of Crisis

Filmmakers Basel Adra (Palestine), Yuval Abraham (Israel), Pavol Pekarčík (Slovakia), and Elaheh Nobakht (Iran) discuss preserving their creative voice during war and censorship in their respective films. 

  Mon 25 Mar 15:30 - 16:30  
Take on Archive

Co-director Misja Pekel and sound designer Evelien van der Molen explain how they used material from East German archives and private collections in their film The Insides of our Lives. In collaboration with Sound & Vision. 

  Wed 27 Mar 13:30 - 14:45  
Working Across Borders

This event will explore the opportunities and challenges of working on films across national borders through conversations with two film teams. In collaboration with Dutch Academy For Film (DAFF). 

  Wed 27 Mar 15:15 - 16:30  
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 accreditations: Festival Pass, Industry Pass and Press Pass

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Movies that Matter Festival

This year’s Movies that Matter Festival will take place from 22 to 30 March. Our varied programme lets you travel along many themes and countries in more than 80 beautiful, exciting and touching documentaries, feature films and shorts. You will meet brave activists, original filmmakers and scores of human, gripping, humorous and touching stories.


The Movies that Matter Festival 2024 is made possible by main partner Nationale Postcode Loterij and partners such as Amnesty International, ASN Bank, CFAP,  Het Cultuurfonds, Creative Europe, Fonds 1818, Fonds 21, Gemeente Den Haag, HUMAN, Janivo, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, Nederlands Filmfonds, NPO, Oak Foundation, dagblad Trouw, de Versterking, vfonds, VEVAM and VSBfonds.


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