Call for entries is open until April 28th

We offer a start-up grant for new human rights film festivals / events and an impact grant for existing events that want to increase their impact or want to add new activities to their programmes.

These events can take various forms, such as human rights film festivals, LGBTI film festivals and mobile cinema projects.

Please note that we don’t finance film productions.

  • Film screenings will contribute to awareness and discussion about human rights in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East or Eastern Europe.
  • The project takes place in one of the countries mentioned on the DAC List of ODA recipients, where human rights and press freedom are at stake. Priority is given to projects in low-income countries, e.g. in Africa.

Movies that Matter recognises the crucial importance of a strong and lively civil society that advocates for civil and political rights. Therefore we continue to support film screenings, and encourage dialogue on the protection of human rights worldwide.

Current Status


  • 28 March, 2023 – 30 April, 2023


Film Grants Africa

Film Grants Asia

Film Grants Latin America

Film Grants Middle East

Film Type

Documentary Grants

Feature Film Grants

Short Film Grants


Human Rights

Funding for Film Festivals

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