Human interest films

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.