Use the power of film to promote the observance of human rights and social justice
Movies that Matter promotes human rights film screenings worldwide, offers advice and assistance and stimulates the exchange of knowledge and experience.
While production of films about human rights continues to flourish, there are many parts of the world where the resulting documentaries and feature films are hardly shown. Movies that Matter specifically focuses on film projects in developing countries -defined as DAC countries- and areas where freedom of the press is at stake. Many of the supported activities take place in upcoming democracies.
Committed to the promotion and a wider circulation of human rights film screenings worldwide, Movies that Matter has initiated an additional incentive for the circulation of human rights films.
Through its Support Programme, Movies that Matter offers modest financial assistance of up to € 5,000 to stage human rights film events in countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Eastern Europe.
Cinema without Borders is a workshop programme on how to set up a human rights film festival. It gives starting festival organisers the chance to gather practical knowledge about organisational affairs, and provides good networking opportunities. The latest edition of this workshop programme was held during the Movies that Matter Festival 2012.
Find a wide selection of high quality human rights film through this link. Movies that Matter continually adds new features, documentaries and short films to this selection. The database provides information about the films, like synopsis, credits, photos and trailers. Currently, visitors can choose from over 400 films.
In the Educational search engine you will films for educational purposes in The Netherlands (or Dutch-speaking communities). All films are either subtitled or spoken in Dutch.
Do you want to organise a film festival or host a screening, but you don’t know where to start? Do you need more information on what films to choose for your project or how to clear the rights? Do you have questions on how to fund your project? Read more
Every year Movies that Matter organises new activities to further stimulate the distribution of human rights films worldwide. For instance, on the 10th of December human rights films are screened at several Dutch embassies to celebrate the International Day of Human Rights.
Movies that Matter also presents film programmes on other film festivals.
Furthermore, Movies that Matter coordinates the Human Rights Film Network, a worldwide partnership of 33 human rights film festivals.