For twelve enchanting nights, from August 16th to 27th, Rotterdam welcomes back the Roffa Mon Amour film festival. This open-air festival, taking place in the Brutus sculpture garden (Beeldentuin Brutus) in Rotterdam West, Keilestraat 10, is set to celebrate cinematic talent from around the globe.
Diving into a world of cinema
Roffa Mon Amour, founded in 2012 by Charlotte van Zanten and Lisa Smith, presents a selection of bold, vibrant films from emerging and established filmmakers. Attendees can expect to engage in live Cinema Concerts, film introductions, and Q&A sessions. Additionally, a unique initiative called the “New Jury” is set to take place, giving Rotterdam film lovers the chance to decide which filmmaker will receive the “New Amour Award”.
When the stars align
The films start when darkness falls, between 21.15 and 21.30, depending on the programme. All films will be available with English subtitles, ensuring a truly international experience for all attendees.
Accommodations and facilities
In line with the government's regulations, the event is slated to end by 11pm each night. During the event, attendees will be able to order drinks at a bar that opens at 8pm, although they are asked not to bring their own drinks to the venue. Additionally, while popcorn will be available, the festival encourages attendees to explore local eateries around the festival, such as Keilecafe, Weelde, Restaurant Bitter, EAUX POSSE, and Shaami Huis.
A festival for all
Roffa Mon Amour extends a warm welcome to all film lovers, including the four-legged ones. As a festival that aims to engage and inspire, it's an inclusive event that embraces diversity in cinema and its audience alike.
How to reach the venue
Brutus, the sculpture garden located in Rotterdam West, Keilestraat 10, is the host for this year's festival. The area is known for its artistic and cultural vibrancy, adding to the unique charm of the event. Attendees are advised to plan their journey in advance to ensure a smooth arrival.