Movies that Matter Start-Up & Impact Grants: Assisting Film Screenings Promoting Human Rights

Deadline: 17 April 2017

Applications are open for Movies that Matter, an initiative supporting and promoting the screenings of human rights cinema worldwide, offering grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press.

These events can take various forms, such as human rights film festivals, LGBT film festivals, mobile cinema projects, school screenings and grassroots distribution.

Types of Grants

Start-Up Grant

  • Movies that Matter supports projects in their initial phase. Only the 1st and 2nd edition can be supported through a start-up grant.
  • The maximum support of a start-up grant is € 7,500 per project.
  • Movies that Matter is prepared to offer a start-up grant according to the following rules:
    • 1st time: up to 100% of total project costs
    • 2nd time: up to 75% of total project costs.

Impact Grant

  • The impact grant is intended for more established projects.
  • The maximum support of an impact grant is € 10,000 per project.
  • The Impact Grant can never cover more than 50% of total project costs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Film screenings will contribute to discussion about human rights in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East or Eastern Europe.
  • Movies that Matter values films with high cinematic quality.
  • Movies that Matter prefers films that are independently produced. Screenings of NGO outreach films are not supported.
  • Movies that Matter values projects targeting youths or new audiences that do not regularly attend film screenings and discussion programmes, for instance in peripheral areas.
  • Movies that Matter gives priority to small and medium-scale projects with a total budget up to € 50,000.
  • Projects should be submitted and executed by a local organisation that is well-connected with the target audience.
  • Projects are organised and executed by, or in close cooperation with, human rights organisations.
  • The application consists of a well-wrought and complete plan and budget.
  • A reasonable degree of professionalism of the organisation is required, both financially and organisationally.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to download an entry form and submit via email as an attachment.

For more information, please visit Movies that Matter.

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