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 beginning of 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) moviesthatmatter.nl.
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.
From 2007-2017 Movies that Matter allocated grants to 217 film events in 60 countries, representing a total investment of over 1 million euro. Read more about all projects that have been granted financial support.