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Grant programme

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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 resources and freedom of press. These events can take various forms, such as human rights film festivals, LGBT film festivals, mobile cinema projects, school screenings and grassroots distribution.

Please note that Movies that Matter does not support film production. Find an overview of possible resources for film production here.

Each year the grant programme has two selection rounds. Deadlines are usually around mid-April and mid-September. Movies that Matter judges every project on its individual quality. If you're not sure whether your project fits within the criteria, please contact us at international (at) 

NEXT DEADLINE: 17 April 2017

APPLY FOR FUNDING and for more information about the selection criteria, general regulations, and a link to download the entry form, and access the online personal data form.

Supported Projects 2007-2016

From 2007-2016 the Movies that Matter Support Programme allocated grants to 196 projects from more than 100 applicants in 60 countries, representing a total of more than EUR 1 million. In total, these screenings reached close to 2 million visitors and hundreds of thousands of viewers of online and TV broadcasts. Film festivals and events serve as a dialogue platform for experts, the public, artists, policy makers, journalists and civil society organisations. Read more about all projects that have been granted financial support.

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Sierra Leone - Opin Yu Yi

Burma - Human Rights Human Dignity Film Festival

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