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Human rights? Not now

Human rights? Please, not now, we have so much to worry about already: the pandemic; healthcare; unemployment; police violence...

Well... clearly, what is going on these days is all very much related to human rights. We recognise the importance of a dynamic civil society that advocates for human rights during and after the pandemic. Therefore we continue to support film screenings and debates about the protection of human rights worldwide. Because now is the time!

Call for proposals

Do you organise film screenings in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe? You are invited to submit your festival plans and apply for a start-up or impact grant. Proposals can be submitted until the 1st of September 2020.

Please find the criteria and regulations here.

MtMF21 submissions

You can now submit your film for the Movies that Matter Festival 2021!

The deadline is 20 November 2020, for all films finished after 1 January 2020. The Movies that Matter Festival 2021 will take place from 19-28 March in The Hague. Please find the terms and conditions here.

Supported Projects 2020 - Online

To promote the screenings of human rights cinema worldwide, Movies that Matter offers grants to human rights film events, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press. We are happy to announce our support to 11 inspiring projects. Faced with the limitations and challenges that physical events currently encounter, several of our newly supported projects embrace the possibilities that online platforms offer to screen films on human rights.

The Colombian project Films for Human Rights is supported to develop a digital platform for watching human rights films in Latin America. At the same time in Serbia, the Free Zone Belgrade Film Festival is launching its VOD platform “Free Zone Online”. The annual Active Vista International Human Rights Film Festival in the Philippines will be held online this year. The same goes for the 9th edition of MICGénero, a film festival dedicated to gender and human rights in Mexico.

Start-up grants

We provide start-up grants to support emerging film events in the global South. Last week, we decided to provide start-up grants to three new festivals: Vecine Fiorito - Festival de Cine de Derechos Humanos (Argentina), Humano Film Festival (Mexico) and Miradas Diversas Festival (Venezuela).

View all supported projects
Impact Grants

Our impact grants are intended for more established festivals and can be used for enhancing their social impact. In addition to the 'online' festivals mentioned above, the following film festivals will receive an impact grant: 100% Manusia Film Festival (Indonesia), Film Screenings 2021 (Belarus), Festival Internacional de Cine de La Paz (Bolivia) and FIFIDHO Caravan of Awareness (Niger).

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