We organise annual multi-day workshop programmes on how to develop and optimise a human rights film festival. This programme is called Cinema without Borders. It brings together starting and more experienced participants.

Participants usually have a background in activism, cultural events or the film industry. During the workshop programme participants get practical knowledge on event organisation, gain inspiration for films and programmes, new insights and ideas for income and audience, and strengthen their network. Through this programme, participants are inspired and assisted to further develop their own festival.

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.