During the Amnesty International Film Festival 2006 in Amsterdam, the first Cinema Without Borders workshop took place. Movies that Matter invited eleven participants from all over the world to take part in the workshops about how to set up a human rights film festival and how to organise a special youth education programme.
The participants came from Peru, Hong Kong, Bolivia, Nepal, Bahrain, Liberia, Serbia, Morocco and Lebanon.
Some of the film festivals that were or are still organised by the participants in this edition of Cinema without Borders are:
- Bahrain Human Rights International Film Festival, Bahrain