Industry Talk

Film & Impact

Botschaft des Königreichs der Niederlande | Botschaft des Königreichs der Niederlande | 2010 | 4h | Englisch
Botschaft des Königreichs der Niederlande | Botschaft des Königreichs der Niederlande | 2010 | 4h | Englisch

"Impact" is one of the buzzwords of our time. But how does it fit with documentaries? How can you create a sustainable impact through film? Together with international experts, we will address this question.

2 pm Registration and Reception (please bring a photo-id)

2.30 pm Welcoming Words, Dutch Embassy

2.40 pm Introduction, Anna Ramskogler-Witt (HRFFB)

2.45 pm Fishbowl Discussion

  •     Martina Daase (Communications Director, Save the Children Germany)
  •     Ally Derks (founder, IDFA)
  •     Petra Lataster (director)
  •     Jaap van't Kruis (director)
  •     Eric van de Giessen (Movies That Matter)
  •     Vivian Schröder (Good Pitch Germany)

3.45 pm Coffee Break

4.00 pm Outbreak Sessions

Please choose at the check our which Session you would like to attend.

1) Movies That Matter – Creating lasting international change: Eric van de Giessen

Movies that Matter promotes human rights film screenings worldwide. We offer grants, advice, and training for festival organizers, thereby stimulating the exchange of knowledge and experience.

2) Miss Kiet's Children – Creating a better understanding for the challenges of arriving: Petra and Peter Lataster

How can film be employed to abolish xenophobia and help to gain an understanding of the challenges of integration? Petra and Peter Lataster give insights on how they used their film in the Netherlands for an educational campaign in schools and an impact campaign in the public in order to foster empathy.

3) Working with Affected People – Film as a tool of empowerment: Jaap van't Kruis

How is film so important to communicate? Where is the power of documentaries? How can affected people be empowered through films? Director Jaap van't Kruis and protagonist Farid give insights into their collaboration and how they employ film to inform about the challenges and chances of reconciliation and a forgotten conflict.

4) Impact Distribution – How to create a lasting impact and attract the audience: Anna Ramskogler-Witt

The Human Rights Film Festival Berlin started a year ago to activate the Berlin audience to stand up for human rights, support humanitarian organizations and show opportunities for engagement. Anna Ramskogler-Witt, head of the festival, gives insights into the approach, the challenges, and opportunities.

5) Simple Ways to Create Impact: Willem Dieleman

In an era of globalisation and cultural friction, Pancake Adventures strives to be an ambassador of joy. Making people realize that we don’t always have to solve poverty or cure diseases to be meaningful, but that we can create meaning by giving something as small and simple as a pancake. By organizing Pancake Adventures around the world we hope to transcend boundaries and explain a humble concept of humanity – nationalities, ethnicities and religions aside, after all we cherish the simple pleasures of life.


23.09. | 14:00 | Klosterstraße 50
Film & Impact
Mitveranstalter:  Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands