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The Movies that Matter team is glad to answer questions and to think along with the organisation and programme of human rights film events. If you have specific questions about the selection of films, if you need more information on how to clear the rights for a screening, or if you are curious to get in contact with other possible partner organisations in your country, don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
But first take a look on our website to find more information on various topics, like film selection, tips how to host a screening, or to fund your project, and an overview of funds & resources.
Download the book 'Setting Up a Human Rights Film Festival, a Handbook for Festival Organisers Including Case Studies of Prominent Human Rights Events', edited by One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
Read the Film Festival Yearbook 4: "Film festivals not only build markets and audiences, they also provide platforms for those advocating for change, and in recent years have been playing an increasing role in social justice movements and campaigns. Bringing together the perspectives of scholars, programmers, filmmakers and activists, Film Festivals and Activism provides essential insight into the nature, function and practice of activist film festivals. With interviews, conceptual overviews, case studies, histories, bibliographies, and tables of festivals around the world, this volume offers an invaluable resource for scholars and practitioners alike."
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.
You can search films f.i. by country, by theme, or by filmmaker. The database provides information about the films, like synopsis, credits, and if available relevant links, background information, image materials such as photos and movie trailers.Currently, visitors can choose from over 400 films.
Screening a film is a great way to bring people together, to raise awareness on a specific topic and to start a discussion.
Download a list of tips how to organise a successful screening here.
Raising funds is always a difficult part and, obviously, there is no universal way to raise funds. However, we listed some tips that might be helpful or maybe spark new ideas.
Click here for an overview of other funds and resources we came across and tips how to start fundraising for your human rights film event or distribution of your film!