Cinema Without Borders 2019

The 2019 edition of Cinema without Borders was held between 23 and 27 March at the Movies that Matter Festival.

Eleven participants, from Cameroon, Gambia, Kenya, Uganda, Tunisia, Nicaragua, Colombia, Kosovo, Hungary, Transnistria and Myanmar, among them human rights activists, photographers, filmmakers and journalists, joined in this networking and workshop programme. The main objective of Cinema without Borders is to inspire and assist festival organisers to further develop their own socially engaged film festivals.

Several guest speakers were invited, including the director of Verzio Festival in Hungary, Take One Action in Scotland, representatives of Solar World Cinema, crowdfunding platform CineCrowd as well as Movies that Matter staff. The workshops took place at different locations in and around the festival venue in The Hague.

After the last workshop session, participants presented their festival plans to the public after which they met relevant guests from the human rights sector and film industry during a speed date. Besides, Movies that Matter also catered for meetings with other relevant guests. During the evenings, participants got the chance to participate in the Movies that Matter Festival, watch films, participate in Q&As and meet filmmakers. The programme, including the networking event, was highly appreciated by the participants. Participants were pleased to meet and share ideas with fellow organizers from different parts of the world.

A next edition of Cinema without Borders is expected to take place in 2020. Should you be interested in participating, do not hesitate to contact us. More information will be announced later.

Photos Cinema Without Borders 2019

woensdag 27 maart 2019

2006-2017: Previous editions Cinema without Borders

Between 2006 and 2017, eight editions of Cinema without Borders were held. Most workshop programme took place during the Movies that Matter Festival. Other editions were held in Burkina Faso, Jordan and during the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). These earlier editions were attended by over 90 participants from more than 50 different countries, from Burma, Bahrain and Bangladesh to the Pakistan, the Philippines and Peru. Read more about the previous editions here.