Cinema without Borders 2015 - Amsterdam


What is impact? How do you know your festival or film had an impact in the first place? What impact strategy works best?  These are just a few of the questions that were discussed in during the Festival Impact Lab, which took place from 20-22 November 2015 in Amsterdam.

Festival organisers from all around the globe gathered for this interactive to gain a deeper understanding of the work they do, to think in a more strategic way how to obtain impact objectives and to get practical tools for impact measurement.

Participants included representatives from OneWorld in Czech Republic, Kashish in India, Festival des Libertés in Belgium, FiSahara in Algeria, Karama Film Festival in Jordan, Freedom Film Fest in Malaysia, Opin Yu Yi in Sierra Leone, Festival du Film et Forum International sur les Droits Humains in Switzerland and Movies that Matter in The Netherlands.

The three-day programme included many inspiring speakers like Nicole van Schaik from Britdoc Foundation, impact producer Alex Kelly, Amis Boersma from Hivos, Caty Borum Chattoo from the Center for Social & Media Impact, Margreet Cornelius from Movies that Matter and interactive discussions with the participants.

A few sessions were presented in cooperation with the Impact Academy, a training initiative for Dutch impact producers and IDFA. These sessions were open to other interested people as well. The rest of the programme was for participants only.