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April 2022
MtMF22 Industry Programme

The Movies that Matter Festival starts this Friday! The Industry programme will kick off a day earlier 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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Last chance to apply:

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 Monday 4 April 23:59 CET. An application does not guarantee accreditation.

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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 journalists 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: Meet the Makers

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  
Award Night

On Wednesday 13 April, we present the Award Night. A total of seven awards will be presented during this ceremony.

  13 April, 18:15 - 20:45  
Camera Justitia Masterclass

The masterclass is delivered by Prosecutor Karim Khan of the International Criminal Court.

  14 April, 16:30 - 17:45  
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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Eight documentary projects from around the world (Iran, Georgia, Palestine, India, Kenya, Sweden, Ukraine) have been selected for the Movies that Matter Rough Cut Service. They all address relevant and urgent topics and issues with great cinematic and narrative storytelling. On 12 and 13 April, each filmteam will privately meet with a panel of mentors with the aim of getting feedback on their rough cuts and further improving the structure and narrative of their story.

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Call for Proposals

Movies that Matter supports film screenings in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Are you organising film screenings about urgent social issues and human rights? And are you still looking for funding? Apply to our grant programme before 9 May. For this first selection round of 2022, organisations in South East Asia are especially invited to apply (Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam).

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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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