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Dear festival visitors and guests,

We would like to share fantastic news with you, because the 3rd edition of the Humans of Film Festival will take place from Thursday the 13th until Sunday the 16th of October 2022 at cinema Het Ketelhuis in Amsterdam. Write the dates down in your calendar, press the ‘I AM COMING’ button on our Facebook event page, sign up for our newsletter, follow our social media, and don’t forget to tell (and forward our e-mail) this news to everyone you know.

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Humans of Film Festival (founded by Feargal Agard) has been the go-to festival for social and cultural ‘human interest’ films since 2020, with the main focus of making topics that concern us all discussable.

This year the annual festival returns with a wonderful selection of ‘human interest’ documentaries and feature films from the past two years. Ranging from cinematic gems and inspiring films from both established and independent filmmakers, as well as festival premieres and films that have already been screened at other well-known film festivals (such as Sundance Film Festival, CPH:DOX, and many more).


At the moment we are busy finalizing and preparing our film program. We will be revealing more and more in the coming weeks and months. So don’t forget to follow us on social media and sign up for the newsletter.

This year the theme of the film festival is Spaces | Ruimtes. The theme refers to the sociological experiences we all have in different (non-)public spaces, such as your workplace, your neighborhood, the street, ‘(un)safe spaces’, home, and much more.

The theme encourages people to question the world we live in. Do you recognize and see yourself in the streets? Do you feel represented in your own or a particular neighborhood? Or not? Do you feel at home at your place of work? Does society still work to everyone’s benefit? Or just a select few or the majority groups?

Everyone has a different experience in the same spaces. This is often because people can start to see certain forms of behavior and interaction as normalized. This is often related to the environments, structures, and codes that prevail and occur there. It can make one person feel empowered, superior, or inviolable, while the other is in the middle, or not, and even has the opposite experience. If people cannot be considerate of each other in certain spaces and environments, it would mean that there is an imbalance. Such an imbalance can lead to, for example, transgressive behavior, but also to forms of exclusion and intimidation.

Within the overarching festival theme, we focus on stories where women are centered, stories about racism and/or discrimination, LGBTIQ+ stories, migrant stories, stories about social (in)justice (such as socio-economic and/or social basic needs, or gentrification), stories about mental or physical impairments/limitations, environmental or ecological stories, etc.

The program will consist of about 10 feature-length films and 10 short films. As always, we show films from established filmmakers as well as independent filmmakers and a new generation of makers showing the different sides of humanity.

Every year the films have a chance to win the Jury Award, which is presented by three (We will reveal them in the coming months) great jury members (well-known people within the Dutch film industry), but there is also an annual Audience Award where you as a festival visitor can vote for which film should win.

In addition to showing the films, we will also organize various receptions, drinks, parties, and dialogue programs. In short, we are going to organize another fun film festival. Are you going to join us?


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Humans of Film Festival thanks all the people who want to support and help us to organize this festival.

Sincerely | Groetjes,

Feargal Agard

Festival director