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November 2022
Take on Film & Impact:
Call for Projects

Do you want to (further) develop the impact goals and strategies for your documentary? We are currently looking for documentary film projects on human rights and/or social or environmental issues to participate in our Take on Film & Impact programme on 26, 27 and 28 March 2023 during the Movies that Matter Festival in The Hague.


The deadline for submission is 22 December.

  Submit your project  
Cinema without Borders

We are pleased to announce a new edition of Cinema without Borders taking place at the Movies that Matter Festival 2023 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The five-day workshop and networking programme on how to organise a human rights film festival or mobile cinema project will take place from 25 – 29 March 2023.


Are you a junior or more senior film festival professional from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East or Eastern Europe? You might be the next participant we are looking for!


If you wish to participate, please send in your application as soon as possible, but no later than Sunday 8 January 2023.

  Apply now  
Newly Supported Projects

To promote the screenings of human rights cinema worldwide, Movies that Matter offers grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resouces and where freedom of press is at stake.


Seven human rights film projects have recently been selected to receive financial support by Movies that Matter:

  • Bajo Nuestra Piel (Bolivia)
  • International Environment Film Festival of Cali (Colombia)
  • Muestra Itinerante de Cine Africano (Colombia)
  • Qara Film Festival (Kazachstan)
  • Truth Cinema (The Philippines)
  • Itinerant Exhibition of Cinema and Human Rights (São Tomé and Príncipe)
  • Paukwa Pakawa Film Screening (Tanzania)

Read more about all recipients from 2022 on our website. Would you like to apply for a grant? The first round of our grant programme for 2023 is now open for project proposals.

  Read more  
Over 100 Film Screenings at Dutch Embassies Worldwide

Every year, we organise a film project in cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. All Dutch embassies are given a menu of films about human rights for screenings on or around 10 December, International Human Rights Day.


We are proud that as many as 100 film screenings will take place worldwide this year to raise awareness of this important day! A record 70 embassies will screen one or more of the following six compelling documentaries: As I Want, Bigger Than Us, Stop Filming Us but Listen, The Law of Love, The Territory and Writing with Fire.

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