About Humans of Film Festival

The Humans of Film Festival developed from the Humans of Film Amsterdam street photography blog, a platform where personal stories of Amsterdam residents are shared. This project shares the personal impact that film can have on people and how they can find representation and recognition. It also gradually reveals the lack of diversity in the film landscape.

From this starting point, initiator Feargal Agard set about setting up a film festival that focuses on the so-called ‘human interest films,’ a niche that was still missing in the Dutch film landscape. Human interest refers to films that focus on people, their experiences, and the environment that they live in. In a society that is increasingly polarizing on a social and political level, this festival attempts to create a space for encounters, where stories are told and shared by and for people who are not often heard enough.


Stichting | Foundation Humans of Film

Humans of Film festival is an initiative of Foundation | Stichting Humans of Film. Foundation | Stichting Humans of Film is a non-profit organization that is dependent on subsidies from government fund institutions and the donations from it’s following. The Foundation | Stichting is led by the following board members.

Board members 

Chairman: Mascha Ihwe

Secretary: Valeria Martielli

Treasurer: Joel Westerborg

Primary foundation advisor

Advisor: Hui Hui Pan

Advisor: Manjit Kaur

Foundation information

  • KVK: 76388093
  • RSIN: 860608414
  • BANK (IBAN): NL16 BUNQ 2045 2572 90
  • BTW // VAT: NL860608414B01