Movies that Matter Festival
Movies That Matter Festival is a film festival that uses the power of film to promote human rights and social justice.
Celebrating the power of film in The Hague in cooperation with Amnesty International
The Hague, as international city of peace and justice, is the designated home of the Movies that Matter Festival, which is funded by Amnesty International and takes place once a year.
At the Theater aan het Spui and Filmhuis Den Haag, both located in the centre of The Hague, an inspiring mix of film, debate, questions and answers, give a rich insight into questions posed in today's world and humanity's drive to fight adversity.
Films take in both documentary and fiction. The documentary film competition A Matter of ACT pays tribute to activists who defend human rights. The other main programme of the festival is Camera Justitia, which deals with international justice and the fight against impunity.
Meet the world
Themes vary from environmental threats, to human rights to LGBTQ equality, race and gender issues. The film festival combines hidden gems, independent experimental films as well as globally famous films such as the Oscar-winning Moonlight and An Inconvenient Truth 2.
Alongside the films, there are daily talks and debates and the audiences are invited to interact with the many important guests in questions-and-answers sessions with human rights ambassadors and film makers.
Movies that Matter promoting human rights all year-round
Movies that Matter is not only an annual human rights film event. Throughout the year, Movies That Matter consistently promotes human rights film screenings worldwide and offers financial support to initiate human rights film festivals in other parts of the world.
Buy your tickets
Tickets range from 10,50 euros per film to multi-ticket for six films at 48 euros, as well as special tickets like "Best of #MtMF18" for 25 euros and "Climate at Stake with lunch" for 35 euros. Buy your tickets online and browse the full programme, which is available on the Movies that Matter website.