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Movies that Matter 2023: The Dutch line-up

An overview of the Dutch films screening in The Hague

Movies that Matter Film Festival is one of the most prominent international human rights film festivals. The 2023 edition has a huge line-up of Dutch films. It takes place between March 24 and April 1.

Waves of War by Daan van Citters

Dutch Movies Matter Competition

  • Waves of War* (Feature Length Documentary)
    Directed by Daan van Citters
    Produced by New Ams Film Company
    Opening Film and World Premiere
  • Daughters of the Sun** (Feature Length Documentary)
    Directed by Reber Dosky
    Produced by Deepfocus Productions
    World Premiere
  • That Afternoon* (Feature Length Fiction)
    Directed by Nafiss Nia
    Produced by Halal
  • Mijn Grote Broer (Feature Length Documentary)
    Directed by Mercedes Stalenhoef
    Produced by Zeppers Film & TV
    World Premiere
  • My Father, Nour and I (Mid-Length Documentary)
    Directed by Wiam Al-Zabari
    Produced by Een van de Jongens & Witfilm
    World Premiere
  • Klaas de Jonge, The Price of Freedom (Feature Length Documentary)
    Directed by Marlou van den Berge
    Produced by Moondocs
    World Premiere
  • The Mind Game (Mid-Length Documentary)
    Directed by Sajid Khan Nasiri, Eefje Blankevoort & Els van Driel
    Produced by Prospektor
    Sales by Java Films
    World Premiere
  • Lost Veterans (Feature Length Documentary)
    Directed by Marjoleine Boonstra
    Produced by Submarine
    World Premiere

Activist Competition

  • Esther and the Law (Feature Length Documentary)
    Directed by Tatiana Scheltema
    Produced by Docmakers
    World Premiere

Shorts Competition

  • BACK (Short Documentary)
    Directed by Yazan Rabee
    Produced by Prospektor
    Part of Shorts: Facing the Past
  • It's Nice in Here* (Short Animation)
    Directed by Robert-Jonathan Koeyers
    Produced by Valk Productions
    Sales by SND Films
    Part of Shorts: Through the Eyes of Others
  • About Me* (Short Live Action)
    Directed by Ali Asgari
    Produced by Damondi Works
    Sales by Lights On
    Part of Shorts: Glimpses into Others' Lives
  • No Nation Without Culture (Short Documentary)
    Directed by Vladlena Sandu
    Co-produced by Revolver Amsterdam
    Sales by Salto- VOSTOK


  • Tweeling (TV Documentary Series)
    Directed by Bregtje van der Haak
    Produced by VPRO
    World Premiere
  • My Maysoon (Mid-Length Documentary)
    Directed by Batoul Karbijha
    Produced by DOXY
    Sales by First Hand Films
  • Het Atelier: Portret van Hella (Feature Length Documentary)
    Directed by Freek de Jonge
    Only in Dutch
  • FNV Presents: The Golden Thread* (Feature Length Documentary)
    Directed by Nishtha Jain
    NL co-produced by Zeppers Film & TV
    Sales by Taskovski Films

On Sunday March 26, Movies that Matter in partnership with Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs will screen two documentaries on climate issues. One of them is Paved Paradise by Karsten de Vreugd. The screening is part of Specials: Earth at Stake.

For more information at Movies that Matter Festival, click here.


*Film is supported by the Netherlands Film Fund
**Film is supported by the Netherlands Film Fund and Film Production Incentive

Year: 2023