The Movies that Matter Festival, the successor of the Amnesty International Film Festival, takes place every spring in Filmhuis Den Haag and Theater aan het Spui in The Hague. This international film and debate festival presents some 70 human rights films and documentaries along with daily talk shows and debates with international guests.
Main partners of the festival are Amnesty International and the city of The Hague.
The Movies that Matter Festival will present over seventy human rights films and documentaries from all over the world. Many films will be screened for the first and only time in the Netherlands.
Most film screenings are followed by an in-depth programme, which can be an introduction, debate or talk show, in the presence of international guests, including human rights defenders, film makers, politicians and journalists.
Besides the two main sections, A Matter of ACT and Camera Justitia, the festival features several other programme components.
Several Awards, granting Euros 3.000-5.000, apply to the main sections.