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Logo Movies that Matter - Educatief November 2016

Brave and passionate organisers of film events about human rights work hard to achieve positive change in their societies. Instead of relying on politicians, people can do it themselves! Movies that Matter is proud to support them.

In December the first queer film festival in Uganda ever will be held. Quite exceptional! That same month almost 50 Dutch embassies will be screening movies that matter, as a way to celebrate and promote human rights worldwide. Read more below. And join us at festivals worldwide!

LGBTQI film festivals

Three film festivals that focus on sexual diversity have been granted financial support. In Uganda, the first edition of the Queer Kampala International Film Festival takes place in December 2016. In Myanmar the third edition of the &PROUD Yangon LGBT+ Film Festival is held in January 2017 in the capital with screenings in other towns and in Pakistan the Aks Film, Art and Dialogue Festival for Minorities Pakistan takes place in March and April 2017 in different cities. 

Every week one of the supported projects will be featured on our Facebook page

across the globe

We support festivals all across the globe. The International Human Rights Film Festival in Colombia, focusing on peace, will present 80 films in four different cities. The Censurados Film Festival in Peru screens films that are censored in other countries. In Moldova the documentary film festival Chesnok (meaning Garlic!) takes place in six different cities. Last but not least, Movies that Matter supports the third edition of the Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival in Palestine.

Read more about the supported projects!

10 december international human rights day

Dutch embassies worldwide are encouraged to screen human rights films to raise awareness on this topic. Screenings are organised on or around the 10th of December - International Human Rights Day - for an audience composed of partners from NGOs, diplomats, business representatives and local people. Movies that Matter made a selection of six films: Sonita (Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami), Hooligan Sparrow (Nanfu Wang), Casablanca Calling (Rosa Rogers), Frame by Frame (Alexandria Bombach / Mo Scarpelli), Transit Havana (Daniel Abma) and Tuk-Tuk (Romany Saad). Around 50 embassies will screen the films, followed by debates and discussions about the topics in the films. 

Join us @ IDFA

Against the backdrop of the International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA) in Amsterdam, the Human Rights Film Network (HRFN) invites filmmakers for a special network brunch. The HRFN invites directors and producers to have a chat and build new alliances. So please join us in Café de Jaren on Tuesday November 22 from 11.00 - 13.00 hrs. The HRFN is a partnership of human rights film festivals from almost 40 different countries. We hope to meet many filmmakers there! 

Meet Movies that Matter

Artistic director of Movies that Matter Dirk van der Straaten will visit the International Film Festival WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film in Warsaw, Poland. Watch Docs is a wordplay for the important role of 'watchdog' organisations. Dirk will be one of the jury members of the festival that will take place from 9 to 15 December. Together with other jury members he will select the winner of the WATCH DOCS Award for best feature-length documentary. Meet him there!

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