Movies That Matter Festival

3rd edition

Mar 21 - Mar 27, 2019
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Den Haag, Netherlands

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Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Documentary, Narrative fiction
Film length
Genre Human rights, International justice

Mission / description The Movies that Matter Festival has taken the place of the Amnesty International Film Festival, ten editions of which took place in Amsterdam. In 2009 the festival moved to The Hague, city of peace and justice.

The Movies that Matter Festival is the Netherlands' main platform for engaged cinema, with dozens of documentaries and movies of inspired film makers being screened every year. Films that stir the debate about human rights, human dignity and situations where these are at stake. The films often have their first and final screening at the festival.

Apart from the regular film programme an elaborate "in-depth" programme of talk shows and debates, among other things, enables the audience to exchange views with international human rights defenders, film makers, politicians and journalists.

The festival features a festive opening night, an award ceremony on the closing night, an educational programme, special private screenings and activities related to the festival, such as a photo gallery, a play and music performances. Thanks to the support of our partners, a selection of festival films find their way to television and the Internet, and go on a national roadshow in February, March and April.

The festival has two main sections: A Matter of ACT, Amnesty International's competition programme consisting of ten documentaries that deal with remarkable human rights defenders, and Camera Justitia, the competition programme featuring films on international justice. The latter is organized in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Justice.


Each year a variety of themes are covered. The 2010 edition put the spotlight on gay rights, migration and moving. A selection of the best IDFA human rights documentaries and impressive human rights movies brought to the big screen in 2009, was also presented.
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Festival website www.moviesthatmatterfestival.nl/english_index

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