Roffa Mon Amour productie stage 2024

Roffa Mon Amour productie stage
Hoe laat komen de sprekers aan? Hoeveel vrijwilligers zijn al ingeroosterd? Is de techniek klaar? En wat gaan we eten met de crew? Film uitverkocht? Eerst kijken of we extra zitplaatsen kunnen creëren, dan gaan we proosten! Popcorn op? Geen probleem, ik zit al op de fiets! Als productie stagiaire leer je wat er allemaal komt kijken bij een filmfestival organiseren.

Over Roffa Mon Amour
Roffa Mon Amour is een openlucht filmfestival in augustus in Rotterdam. Door het jaar organiseren we diverse film events in samenwerking met partners en er zijn samenwerkingen met onderwijs.

Het is de missie van Roffa Mon Amour om jonge mensen (18-38 jaar) te raken met een kleurrijk en uitdagend filmprogramma en hen te stimuleren in hun filmsmaakontwikkeling. Roffa Mon Amour verbindt film met publiek. Op magische locaties waar normaal geen films worden vertoond brengt Roffa Mon Amour jonge mensen samen om cinema te ontdekken (zoals een dakpark, drijvend gebouw of beeldentuin). Sinds 2013 is het filmfestival onmisbaar op de culturele agenda in Rotterdam. Het festival presenteert een rijk buffet aan filmsmaken die op dat moment nergens anders op het witte doek te zien zijn en divers zijn in
land van herkomst, genre, taal, cultuur en onderwerp.


Over de stage
Kun jij onze bezoekers een fantastische filmavond verzorgen die tiptop geregeld is? Wil je meedraaien in de productie van een filmfestival en filmevents? Ben je echte aanpakker? Hou je van organiseren, ben je gestructureerd en wil je graag betrokken worden in het volledige productionele proces? Dan is deze stage iets voor jou!

Wat ga je doen?
– Je ondersteunt de producent in alle facetten van het productionele proces;
– Je denkt mee over de ideale avond voor onze bezoeker en komt met nieuwe input;
– Je maakt draaiboeken en materialenlijsten en bewaakt deze;
– Je ondersteunt de producent in het onderhouden van contact met leveranciers en partners;
– Je ondersteunt de producent in het opzetten- en bewaken van het ticketingsysteem;
– Je ondersteunt de producent in de werving en het inroosteren van vrijwilligers;
– Tijdens het festival ben je verantwoordelijk voor een eigen onderdeel (denk aan tickets, vrijwilligerscoördinatie, techniek klaarzetten).

Naar wie zijn we op zoek?
– Je bent enthousiast, houdt van organiseren en gaat gestructureerd te werk;
– Je volgt een relevante opleiding en hebt affiniteit met film;
– Je spreekt en schrijft vloeiend Engels en Nederlands;
– Je werkt graag in teamverband, bent flexibel en zelfstandig, neemt graag initiatief en houdt van nieuwe dingen leren;
– Je bent communicatief sterk en vindt het leuk om contacten met verschillende partners, leveranciers en vrijwilligers te onderhouden;
– Je hebt goede kennis van Microsoft Office en Google Drive;
– Je bent 2-3 dagen per week beschikbaar in de maanden maart, april, mei, juni, juli en augustus en september. Vaste teamdag is woensdag. Overige dagen in overleg.
– Je bent beschikbaar in het weekend voor events vanaf maart t/m juli.

Wat neem je straks mee na je stage?
– Je doet werkervaring op in een jonge dynamische organisatie met een netwerk binnen de filmindustrie en in Rotterdam;
– Je krijgt de kans om mee te werken aan de productie en totstandkoming van een filmfestival, waarbij je veel ruimte krijgt om ideeën aan te dragen;
– Je gaat ontdekken waar jouw talent ligt binnen een organisatie en werkt in een leuk, klein team op een fijne werkplek;
– Er is een vergoeding beschikbaar voor werkdagen tijdens het festival.

Organisatie en inclusie
Bij Roffa Mon Amour staat film en het enthousiasme voor dit medium voorop. We vertonen films van over de hele wereld, van, voor en door iedereen.Het festival wordt georganiseerd door een klein, gedreven team, waarin iedereen de kans krijgt zich breed te ontwikkelen en te ontdekken waar persoonlijke talenten liggen. Iedereen is bij ons welkom, ongeacht je achtergrond, religie of voorkeur.

Ben je enthousiast geworden?
Stuur ons dan een mail (of video!) naar work@roffamonamour.com waarin je je motivatie en ervaring toelicht. Stuur daarbij ook je CV mee. We horen graag wie je bent, waarom je deze stage graag zou willen doen en wat je wilt leren. Bij twijfel, mail ons vooral! We leren je graag beter kennen.

Roffa Mon Amour is looking for an Online Communication intern

About Roffa Mon Amour

Roffa Mon Amour is an annual open-air film festival in summer in August in Rotterdam. Throughout the year we organize various Film Events at different locations in Rotterdam and a small festival in The Hague.

With our film activities we want to touch our audience and stimulate their film taste. We bring people and cinema together. At magical locations where no films are being offered, Roffa Mon Amour connects people to discover cinema (like rooftops, floating buildings, or art gardens).

Since 2013 the summer film festival has been a must-visit on the cultural agenda in Rotterdam. The festival presents a unique selection of films that are diverse in country of origin, genre, language, culture, and theme. Besides the twelve-day festival, Roffa Mon Amour organizes special film events throughout the year at special locations, in collaboration with partners, festivals, and other cities where we offer educational programs and merchandise. 

About the internship

Do you, like us, never stop talking about film? Do you get enthusiastic about creative, playful marketing opportunities and like to create your content? Are you a good editor who enjoys approaching the right target groups through Roffa Mon Amours social channels? 

Then this internship is right for you!

What are you going to do?

  • Dive into the different film programs to get to know the Roffa Mon Amour DNA;
  • Assist the team in updating and filling in the social media planning, implementing it, and monitoring it;
  • Support the team in creating content and providing input for creative marketing campaigns;
  • Manage the photo archive and select the right film stills as an image editor;
  • Support in briefing photographers and in designing print;
  • Check the general email account and answer to visitors and partners; 
  • Update the website and ticket shop with the newest events and films;
  • Assist during activities such as events, jury screenings and the festival.

Who are we looking for?

  • You attend a relevant education in the field of Communication, Marketing, Digital Culture, Art, Film, or Media and you have an affinity with film;
  • You write and speak fluent English (Dutch is a plus);
  • You know which image fits the text and you are visually oriented;
  • You easily make contact, both online and offline, to bring people together;
  • If you have an idea, you are happy to share it and you are not afraid of implementing it yourself;
  • You love social media (Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Youtube) and are up to date about the newest trends;
  • You are available 1 day per week in March, and April, and 2 days in May, June, and July. Wednesday is the regular team day at the office. Other days in consultation. 
  • You are full-time available during the festival (in August). You are available for events, dates to be confirmed.

What will you take with you after your internship?

  • You gain work experience in a young cultural organization with a network within the film industry and in Rotterdam;
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in the communication and content of a film festival, where you will be given ample space to contribute ideas;
  • You will work in a small, fun team at a great workplace;
  • You will be actively involved in the entire process and therefore learn many different things;
  • You will receive financial compensation for the working days during the festival. 

Organization and inclusion

Film and enthusiasm for this medium are the main values at Roffa Mon Amour. We screen films from all over the world, by and for everyone.

The festival is organized by a small, passionate team, in which everyone has the opportunity to develop themselves and discover where personal talents lie. Everyone is welcome, regardless of their background, religion, or sexual orientation.

Have you become enthusiastic?

Send an email (or video!) to lisa@roffamonamour.com in which you explain your motivation and experience. Please also enclose your CV. We would love to hear who you are, why you would like to do this internship, and what you want to learn. When in doubt, just contact us! We would love to get to know you.

Roffa Mon Amour’s socks

Get ready to elevate your style with Roffa Mon Amour’s socks. Whether you’re a die-hard cinephile or just love cozy, unique socks, these are a must-have addition to your wardrobe.

Designed by Alfredo Gonzales and Glitter Studio, our socks are crafted with care, and made from the finest materials to ensure comfort while binge-watching your favorite films. You can also wear them proudly to movie nights or to make your look sparkle.

Are you looking for the ideal gift? They are an excellent choice for birthdays, holidays, or just to show your appreciation.

They are available in various sizes to ensure a perfect fit: (38-41) and M (42- 45).

Just write an e-mail to roffamonamourmerchandise@gmail.com with your preferred pair (look at the photos down below for our two colors) and the size and we will answer you with further details about the payment and the pick-up/delivery.

White and purple socks: 14,95 €

Pink socks: 11,95 €

 

Grab your pair of Roffa Mon Amour’s socks today and step into the spotlight. Whether you’re attending a film festival or chilling at home with a classic movie, our socks will make you feel like a star ⭐️.

Roffa Mon Amour & OASE & Rotterdam Pride

This is a brief recap of what you thought about our fourth event screening El Houb (2022) by Shariff Nasr!

“The film was AMAZING”

“Beautiful location & setting!”

“Ideal, perfect location.”

“I thought it was super interesting to hear more from Fahd about the filmmaking process and the impact it had on his own life. Same for Hicham, was super beautiful to see how much this film meant to him.”

“Looking forward tot the next!”

Thank you for coming to our fourth event of the year, we will be waiting for you for the next screening on Friday, July 14. Come watch Buladó (2020) by Eché Jenga at Oase!

In the meantime, check the photos of El Houb night on our Facebook page!

Willem de Kooning x Roffa Mon Amour

In the last few months, we’ve been busy collaborating with the first-year audiovisual design bachelor students of Willem de Kooning on a vibrant assignment. We asked them to create a trailer that shows the beauty of arthouse cinema and that can attract a young audience to go to arthouse films/festivals/events. We think that before convincing people that are not familiar with arthouse cinema to come to Roffa Mon Amour, we have to first show the beauty and excitement of these kinds of films. 

We are amazed by the cinematic videos that the students produced and we’re happy to show you the final results! The video from Tijmen Snoep stood out for its creativity and excellence and we’re happy to announce that it will be screened at Roffa Mon Amour 2023!

Congrats to all the students and enjoy these beautiful videos!

Tijmen Snoep

 

Abel van Essen

 

“When I watch an arthouse film on the silver screen, I am making memories with these characters in the film. With the video Captured in Eternity I wanted to portray a group of young people (18-25) creating these unforgettable memories. Just like when you are watching an arthouse film in the cinema.”

 

Amalia Villacis Miranda

 

“My goal with this was to show that when one watches arthouse films, we begin to see their beauty in real life. In this video, the character receives a tool to see their world through the lens of two arthouse directors’ styles.”

 

Houwert Veerkamp

 

“Reflect your image and see through color at Roffa Mon Amour!”

 

Mette Steenbergen

 

“In ‘different lens, same experience’ we follow three young adults figuring out their own ways in the city. However, they are not alone in these struggles, and can feel recognition in arthouse film by going to the Roffa Mon Amour festival.”

 

Nyx Tapu

 

“One of the best parts about arthouse is that it has no borders. Once you start to watch arthouse films, subtitles are no longer an issue and you get to experience cultures from all around the world.”

 

Niels Lockhorst

 

Roffa Mon Amour & Wereldmuseum (Gattaca)

This is a brief recap of what you thought about our third event screening Gattaca (1997) by Andrew Niccol!

“Nice location, great movie, perfect sound with the headphones.”

“The movie was great and the setting was gorgeous.”

“It was nice, nice little bar and it was nice watching a classic on a big screen.”

“It was beautiful!! Really special to watch a movie in the museum.”

Thank you for coming to our third event of the year, we will be waiting for you for the next screening on Saturday, June 10. Come watch El Houb (2022) by Shariff Nasr at Oase!

Call: The New Jury 2023

Want to have a say about films? Be part of a festival jury? Present the New Amour Award? Become a jury member of The New Jury!

We are looking for youngsters who will form The New Jury 2023. We give Rotterdam film lovers the opportunity to watch RMA films, decide which filmmaker will take home the New Amour Award, and attend workshops. So, if you are a film freak with a critical eye and you are in the mood for a cultural summer project, we invite you to become a jury member at Roffa Mon Amour 2023! The application deadline is Monday, July 10. Find more info in the link below. 

Yes, I want to apply!

We would love to hear from you!

Roffa Mon Amour Productie Stage

Het is de missie van Roffa Mon Amour om jonge mensen (18-38 jaar) te raken met een kleurrijk en uitdagend filmprogramma en hen te stimuleren in hun filmsmaakontwikkeling. Dat doet de stichting met een jaarlijks 12-daags festival in augustus in Rotterdam en met evenementen door het jaar heen in samenwerking met diverse partners, van horeca tot festivals.

Roffa Mon Amour verbindt publiek met film. Op magische locaties waar normaal geen films worden vertoond brengt Roffa Mon Amour jonge mensen samen om cinema te ontdekken (zoals een dakpark, drijvend gebouw of beeldentuin). Sinds 2013 is het filmfestival onmisbaar op de culturele agenda in Rotterdam. Het festival presenteert een rijk buffet aan filmsmaken die op dat moment nergens anders op het witte doek te zien zijn en divers zijn in land van herkomst, genre, taal, cultuur en onderwerp.

Naast het twaalfdaagse festival is Roffa Mon Amour het jaar door actief met speciale evenementen op locatie, samenwerkingen met horeca, festivals en andere steden, merchandise en een stimuleringsprogramma voor jongeren in samenwerking met diverse Rotterdamse opleidingen.

Over de stage

Kun jij onze bezoekers een fantastische filmavond verzorgen die tiptop geregeld is? Wil je meedraaien in de productie van een filmfestival en filmevents? Ben je echte aanpakker? Hou je van organiseren, ben je gestructureerd en wil je graag betrokken worden in het volledige productionele proces? Dan is deze stage iets voor jou!

Wat ga je doen?

  • Je ondersteunt de producent in alle facetten van het productionele proces;
  • Je denkt mee over de ideale avond voor onze bezoeker en komt met creatieve input;
  • Je maakt draaiboeken en materialenlijsten en bewaakt deze;
  • Je ondersteunt de producent in het onderhouden van contact met leveranciers en partners;
  • Je ondersteunt de producent in het opzetten- en bewaken van het ticketingsysteem;
  • Je ondersteunt de producent in de werving en het inroosteren van vrijwilligers;
  • Tijdens het festival ben je verantwoordelijk voor een eigen onderdeel (denk aan tickets, vrijwilligers, techniek klaarzetten).

Naar wie zijn we op zoek?

  • Je bent enthousiast, houdt van organiseren en gaat gestructureerd te werk;
  • Je volgt een relevante opleiding en hebt affiniteit met film;
  • Je spreekt en schrijft vloeiend Engels en Nederlands;
  • Je werkt graag in teamverband, bent flexibel en zelfstandig, neemt graag initiatief en houdt van nieuwe dingen leren;
  • Je bent communicatief sterk en vindt het leuk om contacten met verschillende partners, leveranciers en vrijwilligers te onderhouden;
  • Je hebt kennis van Microsoft Office en Google Drive;
  • Je bent 2 dagen per week beschikbaar in de maanden mei, juni, juli en augustus en september. Vaste teamdag is woensdag. Overige dagen in overleg. – Je bent beschikbaar in het weekend en avonden voor events.

Wat neem je straks mee na je stage?

  • Je doet werkervaring op in een jonge culturele organisatie met een netwerk binnen de filmindustrie en in Rotterdam;
  • Je krijgt de kans om mee te werken aan de productie en totstandkoming van een filmfestival, waarbij je veel ruimte krijgt om ideeën aan te dragen;
  •  Je gaat ontdekken waar jouw talent ligt binnen een organisatie en werkt in een leuk, klein team op een fijne werkplek; – Er is een vergoeding beschikbaar voor werkdagen tijdens het festival.

Organisatie en inclusie

Bij Roffa Mon Amour staat film en het enthousiasme voor dit medium voorop. We vertonen films van over de hele wereld, van, voor en door iedereen. Het festival wordt georganiseerd door een klein, gedreven team, waarin iedereen de kans krijgt zich breed te ontwikkelen en te ontdekken waar persoonlijke talenten liggen. Iedereen is bij ons welkom, ongeacht je achtergrond, religie of geaardheid.

Ben je enthousiast geworden?

Stuur ons dan een mail (of video!) naar work@roffamonamour.com waarin je je motivatie en ervaring toelicht. Stuur daarbij ook je CV mee. We horen graag wie je bent, waarom je deze stage graag zou willen doen en wat je wilt leren. Bij twijfel, mail ons vooral op seeyou@roffamonamour.com! We leren je graag beter kennen.

Roffa Mon Amour & Wereldmuseum (Pelo Malo)

This is a brief recap of what you thought about our second event screening Pelo Malo (2013) by Mariana Rondón!

“It was perfect! Nelly is super cool and I am definitely going to look into her documentary.”

“A big thank you! :)”

“Love the integration of black culture in the Roffa Mon Amour series! Looking forward to supporting you more.”

“Did really enjoy the concept and the ambiance!”

Thank you for coming to our second event of the year, we will be waiting for you for the next screening on Wednesday, May 17. Come watch Gattaca (1997) by Andrew Niccol at Wereldmuseum!

In the meantime, check the photos of Pelo Malo night on our Facebook page!

Roffa Mon Amour & Susan Bijl

This is a brief recap of what you thought about our first event screening Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) by Céline Sciamma!

“I really enjoyed the venue. It was new for me and therefore exciting. And watching that film over there was amazing”

“The film was amazing, location was great, the vibe was very laid back and easy and a very nice audience!”

“Great atmosphere, great location and nice people.”

“Very cool location. Cool that the events are always located in different venues. A cool way to get to know more of the artistic hubs in Rotterdam!”

“Keep organising such great events, I love it!”

Thank you for coming to our first event of the year, we will be waiting for you for the next screening on Wednesday April 19. Come watch Pelo Malo (2013) by Mariana Rondón at Wereldmuseum!

Roffa Mon Amour + Het Podium

Legowelt’s vibrant Ambient Trip Commander was a huge success! Follow these delightful moments to see how this amazing night went.

Merch line: live now!

Ready to rock the summer, Roffa Mon Amour style? 

We are finally launching our merch line! Get ready to snatch the cutest t-shirts with your favourite festival’s logo and show the world your best cinema geek self!


The shirts are avaliable in black+white and lime+black, sizes S to XXL, and cost € 24,00 incl VAT.

Stock is limited, so be sure to reserve by emailing us with the color, size and quanitity of your choice at seeyou@roffamonamour.com 🎬 The first 5 reservations get free tickets for the opening night!

After you’ve done that, expect an invoice+confirmation email, and you’ll be able to pick your stylish shirt at our office:

Schiekade 189, 2nd Floor, space 207

We are open between 10:00 – 16:00 every Wednesday from 13th July onwards.

Wanna share even more vibes with Roffa Mon Amour? Apply to volunteer at: deltha@roffamonamour.com

Roffa Mon Amour + Maaskantine

With the relaxing beach atmosphere at Maaskantine, we couldn’t help but enjoy the chaotic heist that was Sexy Beast (2001). Have a look at how chill the vibes were!

Roffa Mon Amour + Maaskantine

The hot summer vibes are in! Every Friday of June and July, we will host summery film screenings at Maaskantine. 

Check out these films under the stars in our late-night showings with Maaskantine.

For the second year in a row we join forces with your favorite terrace and comfiest restaurant. Located on the edge of the Maas river, Maaskantine offers the yummiest food and the best view around! The warm sand and the dreamy stars over your head – what else could you need for a perfect film outing? Relax on the colorful sunbeds and enjoy our selection of fun and thoughtful film:

  • June 3rd 22:30-00:30, The Beach (2000): this cult summer film from the 2000s follows Richard as he travels to a dreamy island in Bangkok only to discover things are not as they seem.
  • June 10th, 22:30-00:00, Sexy Beast (2000): an aging criminal who thinks he left the dangerous life  is suddenly thrown into one last heist.
  • June 17th, 22:30-00:00, Body Electric (2017): in our collaboration with Rotterdam Pride, follow the nightlife of Elias as he parties away after long work hours.
  • June 24th, 22:30-00:00, Tangerine (2015): another partnership with Rotterdam Pride is an unexpected Christmas comeback! Two sassy trans sex workers embark on a journey of revenge to teach a cheating boyfriend a lesson.
  • July 1st, 22:30-00:30, BlacKkKlansman (2018): Ron Stallworth, the first black police officer in the Colorado Springs Police Department, is tasked to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.
  • July 8th, 22:30-00:00, Mid90s (2018): a young boy named Stevie escapes his abusive household into a wild skater group. But will this new company take a toll on him?
  • July 15th, 22:30-00:00, Lady Bird (2017): Christine, as every rebellious teen does, hates everything around her. Will she manage to pursue her only dream – a liberal arts degree?
  • July 22th, 22:15-00:00, Garden State (2004): losing all emotion under questionable medication for his “anger management issues”, Andrew Largeman decides to turn his life around and finally feel again.
  • July 29th, 22:00-23:50, Buffalo ‘66 (1998): Billy just got out of prison and is about to face his family after this long. How does he feign a successful family life? Through the unconventional means of kidnapping himself a wife.

Our +Events page has all the tickets live now! Hurry up – the spots are limited!

Roffa Mon Amour + Paviljoen Aan Het Water

On May 19th, we gathered at Paviljoen Aan Het Water to see Bar Bahar: a movie about Arab-Israeli women in a delicate balance between tradition and the modern world. And what a fun, illuminating experience this has been! See for yourself in our picture report.

Roffa Mon Amour + Oase

Djon Africa screening at Oase on April 29th was a blast! Live music by Americo Brito and an artistic movie to boot sure kept everyone in high spirits. Check the photos on our Facebook album!

Vacature Producent

Vacature Producent (V/M/X) Freelance, tijdelijke functie

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Roffa Mon Amour is een jaarlijks filmfestival op een bijzondere Rotterdamse (buiten)locatie dat iedere zomer plaatsvindt rondom juli of augustus. Met het kleurrijke en avontuurlijke programma raken we ons publiek en prikkelen we de filmsmaak. In twaalf dagen presenteren we de meest excentrieke nieuwe en oude films, cinemaconcerten, introducties en Q&A’s. In 2022 bestaat Roffa Mon Amour tien jaar en dat gaan we vieren met diverse evenementen in samenwerking met Rotterdamse partijen.

Om een onvergetelijk en feilloos tienjarig bestaan te vieren is Roffa Mon Amour op zoek naar een enthousiaste, ervaren Producent die de gehele productie van het reguliere filmfestival en uiteenlopende filmevenementen op zich neemt. Het gaat om een freelance klus verspreid over 20 tot 25 dagen in de maanden april, mei, juni, juli en augustus.

Als Producent van Roffa Mon Amour ben je verantwoordelijk voor het opzetten en uitvoeren van de verschillende activiteiten. Je weet de grote lijnen uit te zetten en je hebt oog voor details om zo de ideale filmavond op te zetten voor onze bezoekers. Je pakt werk zelfstandig op en werkt nauw samen met de directeur, de partners en het team.

Jouw taken
•   Je voert het gehele productionele proces uit: van het zomerfestival en de losse filmvertoningen door het jaar;
•   Je beheert zowel de planning en het ticketing systeem als draaiboeken en materialenlijsten en bewaakt deze;
•   Je bent het aanspreekpunt van en behoudt het contact met alle leveranciers en partners;
•   Je beheert en bewaakt het productiebudget;
•   Je bent verantwoordelijk voor de aanvraag en afhandeling van de evenementenvergunning;
•   Je bent verantwoordelijk voor het aansturen en begeleiden van de stagiaire productie;
•   Je bent verantwoordelijk voor de werving en het inroosteren van vrijwilligers;
•   Tijdens het festival ben je het aanspreekpunt voor alle betrokken partijen, stuur je vrijwilligers aan en zorg je voor een algeheel goed verloop van de avond.

Wat breng je mee?
•   Je hebt ervaring in het produceren van evenementen/festivals, bij voorkeur in de openlucht;
•   Je bent een teamplayer, pro-actief en weet mensen te enthousiasmeren;
•   Je bent communicatief sterk en vindt het leuk om contacten met verschillende partners, leveranciers en vrijwilligers te onderhouden;
•   Je hebt affiniteit met onafhankelijke cinema en filmfestivals;
•   Je spreekt en schrijft vloeiend Nederlands en Engels;
•   Je bent beschikbaar in de maanden april, mei, juni, juli en augustus en werkt vanuit kantoor in het Schieblock in Rotterdam. Het gaat om een ZZP-klus voor circa 20 tot 25 dagen werkdagen verspreid over het bovengenoemde aantal maanden. Werkdagen zijn flexibel in te zetten en in overleg.

Wat bieden wij jou?
•   Een uitdagend, afwisselend project met als hoogtepunt het twaalfdaagse filmfestival;
•   Een gezellige werkplek in ons kantoor in het Schieblock;
•   Een hecht, internationaal team van filmliefhebbers, inclusief borrels en events;
•   Ruimte voor creativiteit, eigen inspraak en werkwijze;
•   Flexibele werktijden;
•   Een dagvergoeding op zzp-basis; conform vergoedingen in de culturele sector.

Organisatie en inclusie

Bij Roffa Mon Amour staat film en het enthousiasme voor dit medium voorop. We vertonen films van over de hele wereld, van, voor en door iedereen. Het festival wordt georganiseerd door een klein, gedreven team, waar eigen initiatief wordt gestimuleerd en er ruimte is voor meedenken. Iedereen is bij ons welkom, ongeacht je gender, geloofsovertuiging, handicap, culturele achtergrond, leeftijd of seksuele geaardheid.

Ben je enthousiast geworden?

Stuur voor 25 februari 2022 jouw motivatie en CV naar work@roffamonamour.com t.a.v. Lisa Smith, oprichter en festivaldirecteur Roffa Mon Amour. De gesprekken vinden plaats vanaf 11 maart 2022. Bij vragen over de vacature kun je ook terecht bij Lisa, per email: lisa@roffamonamour.com.

Vacature Hoofd Marketing & Communicatie

Vacature Hoofd Marketing & Communicatie (V/M/X) Freelance, tijdelijke functie

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Roffa Mon Amour is een jaarlijks filmfestival op een bijzondere Rotterdamse (buiten)locatie dat iedere zomer plaatsvindt in augustus. Met het kleurrijke en avontuurlijke programma raken we ons publiek en prikkelen we de filmsmaak. In twaalf dagen presenteren we de meest excentrieke nieuwste en oudere films, cinema concerten, introducties en Q&A’s, educatieve projecten en verdiepende randprogrammering. In 2022 bestaat Roffa Mon Amour tien jaar en dat vieren we, naast het filmfestival in de zomer, met filmevenementen op verschillende locaties in samenwerking met Rotterdamse partners.

Om ons 10-jarig jubileum onvergetelijk te maken en het komende jaar een strategisch en effectief marketing- en communicatiebeleid te ontwikkelen en uit te voeren, zijn wij op zoek naar een creatieve marketeer als Hoofd Marketing & Communicatie (v/m/x) met een grote liefde voor film en de stad. Het gaat om een freelanceklus verspreid over 25 tot 30 dagen in de maanden april, mei, juni, juli en augustus.

Als Hoofd Marketing & Communicatie van Roffa Mon Amour ben je de strategische sparringspartner van de directeur, onze partners en het team. Je weet als geen ander hoe je ons bijzondere filmprogramma zo kan neerzetten dat het een breder publiek bereikt, én hoe je de pers warm maakt hierover te publiceren. Je vervult een zelfstandige rol waarin je verantwoordelijk bent voor het uitvoeren van het marketingplan en het aansturen van het team.

Jouw taken:

• Je ontwikkelt en bewaakt het marketing- & communicatieplan en rolt strategieën uit op het gebied van publieksbereik, positionering en partnerships;
• Je onderhoudt het contact met de lokale en nationale pers, schrijft persberichten en verzamelt en analyseert de publiciteit rondom Roffa Mon Amour;
• Je bent de sparringpartner en het aanspreekpunt voor de social media manager, editors, partners, grafisch vormgevers en videomakers;
• Je beheert het marketingbudget en zet online en offline campagnes en marketingacties uit;
• Je schrijft en verstuurt nieuwsbrieven vanuit Mailchimp naar het Roffa Mon Amour klantenbestand en analyseert hoe deze geoptimaliseerd kunnen worden;
• Je initieert nieuwe samenwerkingen met scholen, culturele instellingen, (media)partners en creatieve collectieven om zo nieuwe doelgroepen aan te boren;
• Je duikt in de wereld van Roffa Mon Amour en weet diens identiteit naar een groot publiek te vertalen.

Wat breng je mee:

• Je hebt 3 tot 5 jaar ervaring in een soortgelijke functie, maar als je bovenstaande taken in een korte tijd hebt weten te realiseren – des te beter;
• Je hebt een netwerk aan (online) media, journalisten en lokale partners waarmee je gemakkelijk contact legt en Roffa Mon Amour activiteiten pitcht;
• Je hebt affiniteit met onafhankelijke cinema en filmfestivals;
• Je spreekt en schrijft foutloos Nederlands en Engels;
• Je bent een stressbestendige planner en een doortastende persvoorlichter;
• Je bent beschikbaar in de maanden april, mei, juni, juli en augustus en werkt vanuit kantoor in het Schieblock in Rotterdam. Het gaat om een ZZP-klus voor circa 25 tot 30 werkdagen verspreid over het bovengenoemde aantal maanden. Werkdagen zijn flexibel in te zetten en in overleg.

Organisatie en inclusie

Bij Roffa Mon Amour staat film en het enthousiasme voor dit medium voorop. We vertonen films van over de hele wereld, van, voor en door iedereen. Het festival wordt georganiseerd door een klein, gedreven team, waar eigen initiatief wordt gestimuleerd en er ruimte is voor meedenken. Iedereen is bij ons welkom, ongeacht je gender, geloofsovertuiging, handicap, culturele achtergrond, leeftijd of seksuele geaardheid.

Ben je enthousiast geworden?

Stuur voor 25 februari 2022 jouw motivatie en CV naar work@roffamonamour.com t.a.v. Lisa Smith, oprichter en festivaldirecteur Roffa Mon Amour. De gesprekken vinden plaats vanaf 11 maart 2022. Bij vragen over de vacature kun je ook terecht bij Lisa, per e-mail: lisa@roffamonamour.com.

conversation on gentrification

On Friday August 6 we screen Residue by Merawi Gerima. This personal story centers around the filmmaker’s unrecognizable neighborhood in Washington DC, where he experiences the impact of gentrification and has to deal with a great sense of loss and not belonging.

We feel the urgency of these matters here too – Rotterdam housing policy and exclusion have been high on the political agenda this year and Rotterdam residents might recognize the issues raised in the film. To offer context to Residue and to take a closer look at the problems of gentrification here in The Netherlands, we invited two guests to join a conversation.

Massih Hutak, journalist, artist, and author of the book Jij hebt ons niet ontdekt, wij waren hier altijd al, and Meryem Slimani, photographer, art director and culture scout, will be interviewed – sharing their personal experiences, diving deeper into the origin of gentrification, and most of all, showing how the power of community can fight this problem.

Want to read and listen more?

Listen to the Groene Amsterdammer podcast with Massih here, read his book on gentrification in Amsterdam Noord, and check his community initiative Verdedig Noord. Find more on Meryem’s work on her Instagram or read about her experiences in Rotterdam West in this Vers Beton article.

la haine (1995): a hybrid, heterogeneous cultural patchwork.

By Floris Mosselman

In 1995 Mathieu Kassovitz introduced Western Europe to aspects of urban France that was until then, scarcely available to most of the general public. He did this through La Haine (Hate), his second directional feature-film about three men in Chanteloup-les-Vignes, a Paris banlieu. We follow Vinz, Said and Hubert for 24 hours after a violent riot happened in their neighborhood and in which the police severely wounded a friend who is now in the hospital. The film is based on actual events.

La Haine presents a more close-up view of the banlieu and its daily reality and interaction of its inhabitants with the police and the rest of society to a broader public. Many people only knew (and still know) these neighborhoods through their newspapers or tv screens, from camera crews filming from behind the riot police. In the most ‘hot’ or highly active part of these neighborhoods (les quartier chauds), the riot police have an almost permanent presence as can also be seen in the movie which focuses heavily on the relation between these men and the police.

Through its rough camerawork, setting, street-wise dialogue and emotional and tense situations the movie feels very real for most of its viewers and it immediately became a hit in France. It actually seemed so real, that The Interior Minister and Prime Minister of France supposedly watched it three times in order to understand the underlying causes of the riots the film is based upon. They even ordered the whole Parliament to watch it. I don’t really know if this should be seen as something positive, in the sense that these statesmen were genuinely interested in what was going on in their own backyard, or as something negative, in the sense that these men had absolutely no clue how to deal with these neighborhoods so they turned to a movie.

This suburb of Paris like many other neighborhoods of big cities in Western Europe are characterized by the collapse of models of productivity built on factories and workers. These workers were imported from other countries or came from former colonies. Most of these men and women were perfect for the simple jobs at hand; they worked hard, took care of their own communities were content with what they got and needed minimal education or other investments from the state. Modernity rushed forward however, and within a few decades more favorable production conditions were found elsewhere, leaving these neighborhoods with extremely high unemployment rates, low educational levels, increasing relative poverty and all its consequences.

The movie sparked a lot of debate on how these suburbs and social housing projects were handled by the government and the police brutality that was going on there. For the most part the film was received positively, but there were also critical voices. Some critics from the hip-hop community remarked that Mathieu Kassovitz was not seen as authentic enough, because his film was so stylized and cinematic literate that he was not ‘keeping it real’. According to others, he could not speak for the banlieu as he was clearly from a bourgeois, leftist family and had not really experienced that environment. Others however praised him for staying true to the realities of the communities, also because the La Haine project was not just a movie, but also a CD in which local hip-hop artists give their own views on the subject of the film and a photo exhibition showing the production process of the film in the neighborhood. According to some, the film is not just made by an ‘insider’ or an ‘outsider’, a ‘high’ or a ‘low’ cultural production, a ‘white’ or a ‘black’ movie: it is a hybrid, heterogeneous cultural patchwork.

I tend to agree with this last statement, although the debate of being able to represent someone else’s life-experiences is still ongoing. Actually I am more interested in why people want to see this movie, and why they like or dislike it and its characters. And if we think this is a proper depiction of the banlieu, isn’t watching this movie comparable to the controversial ‘neighborhood safaris’ we have here in Rotterdam, in which people that are interested in a poor neighborhood and its people, are ‘safely’ walked around so they can look intrigued at its ‘authentic’ inhabitants. And finally, almost 25 years after its release, is viewing this film and forming an opinion about it (again) enough? Can people watch this and go home telling themselves ‘now I understand how these people act and feel’ while still not being able to interact naturally with some young men that are standing on the streets. I look forward to learning about all your views and telling you about my research, the movie and why I think it is hard for some people to interact with those from neighborhoods with a different cultural and socio-economic environment.

Floris Mosselman studies the way groups of young adults give meaning to – and embody – conflict situations. After graduating in Cultural Sociology he worked at the Netherlands Institute of Crime and Law Enforcement mapping how robberies unfold using video analysis. As a PhD candidate he is now part of the Group Violence Research Program at the University of Amsterdam. Headed by Don Weenink they focus on how group behavior affects the likelihood and severity of violence.
At Roffa Mon Amour, Floris talks about how La Haine (1995) was received back when the film came out, and how the film could be watched today.

interview: partho sen-gupta on slam

While interviewing Partho on his third feature film, he expresses his appreciation for selecting his most recent film Slam (2018). Why? We wonder. We are the ones who should be grateful he made this film and we are very happy to be able to add it to our special program Activism Now!
But somehow Slam (2018) is not being selected in European festivals. And that’s strange, because it was one of the rare films that was both selected for Cinemart – IFFR’s co-production market – and after, also for Berlin’s co-production market. Producers and its financing was found easily and the story didn’t change since, but both festivals didn’t select the end-result. How is that possible?[Partho] I think that there is a serious problem of inherent Islamophobia that exists in people’s minds. I mean, one can see the way things are going with the European elections. And I think that’s a serious problem. I can’t give it any other explanation. Slam was a French co-production but the film has no distributor in France. When I spoke with the distributor who did Sunrise (2014) – a Muslim Tunisian woman – she said she liked the film but the rest of the office was against the film. That’s an almost violent reaction. They didn’t say: “We don’t like the film”, but “We hate the film. We are against it.”

[RMA] But it’s also a really strong emotion you evoke with your film. Don’t get me wrong, but I think Slam makes a more impression on a younger audience. That’s why it’s a perfect fit with our festival. I believe our audience will be blown away by the film and moreover learn from it.

[Partho] That’s exactly on my mind; I think that it’s an age thing. The older generation is ruling the festivals in the world; I’m very excited to see how young people react to this.

[RMA] Maybe young people can emphasize more easily with the character whereas the (white) older generation, might be offended by the way you, for example, depict white men.

[Partho] That’s right; I think that’s the problem. In Europe we always want to relate racism to Nazis or skinheads, the extreme. But what I wanted to show was that there is an inherent racism in our society and that this everyday racism happens all the time and that that guy is not always a Nazi. I wanted to make a film about violence, not just about racism.

[RMA] Sometimes watching something is more confronting than when you read on paper.

[Partho] I think in retrospect that in their minds, they still thought that it was a film about radicalization. I don’t think they realized what I was trying to say. They didn’t see that whiteness was being accused of something.
Most liberals believe that they’re on our sides. And if you accuse them then they get really angry: “Oh, how dare you tell me”. But I’m not accusing anyone; I’m just saying this is how it exists. This is how it gets constructed. It’s about the everyday little things that happen, that make this work. There is violence, there are assholes everywhere, and there are extremists everywhere. You can’t just blame a whole community for that. You can’t blame every young woman who’s walking on the road in the hijab as being part of some kind of Islamic Republic. As I can’t blame every white person I meet on the street to be some kind of Nazi. It doesn’t work like that.

[RMA] Compared to Sunrise where you had very little dialogue to explain what’s happening, Slam is an audience-friendly and dialogue-driven film.

[Partho] I was asked to make it more accessible, by the French and Australian producers. But it was not only that. Slam gives a voice to a group of people that has never been depicted in cinema before. Look at what just happened in Cannes! The Dardenne Brothers were selected with a film [Le Jeune Ahmed (2019)] about a small kid that radicalizes. I haven’t seen the film yet, but what I read from the reviews is that there is no explanation on why the child gets radicalized.
This film got the Prix de la mise en scéne – the Best Director Award! Though they got terrible reviews, and everyone says: there is no explanation on why is this little boy suddenly gets radicalized. There is NO explanation given by the brothers. It’s the hatred: you’re born like that and there’s no way out.

[RMA] Did you base Slam on some actual events or the several stories that you hear all the time?

[Partho] Yes and no. I did not base it on anything that happened, but unfortunately things are happening which are based on the film.
When I just arrived in Australia I went to a poetry slam in Western Sydney where I shot the film. Western Sydney, Bankstown is a suburb, which has the largest Muslim population. There is an art center, where they hold a poetry slam. 80 percent of the poets are Muslim poets, mainly Muslim women poets.
I watched a section and there was a woman in a hijab who came and started saying these crazy, strong words and I was really impressed. The image that the media gives you about hijabi women is that they’re weak and it’s all about the men and they have no voice and I was like: wow, this is really a contrast. Visually and cinematographically it was inspiring and I realized: I have to do something – I don’t know what – but I have to do something. And I said: what happens if she disappears tonight? That experience was the beginning of the story and how I started writing years ago.

Interview by: Charlotte Van Zanten

liliana cavani: a european eccentric phenomenon

By Francesca Brignoli

Liliana Cavani is the only female Italian director to be recognised at a global level. Her story is interconnected with her productive and political involvement – an activity that she has never fully worked out – making her a truly unique humanist. Cavani considers cinema a tool for understanding and conversing with contemporaneity. The historic, cultural and spiritual lands she crosses make her cinema eccentric: the caution with which it is received, especially in Italy, is proof. She has been followed with more sensibility abroad, where she has been considered more as a European phenomenon than an exclusively Italian one: her productions reveal a very strong cosmopolitan vocation.

She belongs to the generation that definitively freed itself from Neorealism; from her earliest beginnings her name has been paired, also from the generational point of view, with those of Marco Bellocchio and Bernardo Bertolucci. Their cinema invented new forms of interpreting the real from an intensely subjective point of view. But to truly understand the space within which the filmmaker moves, one must actually look to Luchino Visconti and Pier Paolo Pasolini. She shares the concept of the “foreign body” with Pasolini, of that which is different and subverts the established order. With Visconti she instead shares a propensity to use history as a scenario of experiences, as a stimulus for a cultured, sophisticated and cruel human story.

Her vision, free from any kind of Manichaeism, has made her a fascinating but complicated figure: in some cases her originality has shadowed her sophisticated mindset and dedication. RAI (national television channel) produced her first films, which were documentaries and historical-social inquiries. The Cannibals (I cannibali, 1970) captured the interest of international critique, with Susan Sontag bringing the film to the New York Festival. In the sixties she founded Lotar Film in order to acquire creative independence, which produced The Night Porter (Il portiere di notte,1974) – her masterpiece – and Beyond Good and Evil (Al di là del bene e del male, 1977). These films were very successful in the European box offices and stimulated intellectual debates abroad. In Italy, on the other hand, the films were regarded as scandalous and raised discussions about the power of censorship and a filmmaker’s autonomy, especially in the case of women. She continues to direct in modern times, also with significant foreign productions: Ripley’s Game (2002) for the British Fine Line Features.Francesca Brignoli (IT) is an independent researcher and cinema specialist of Liliana Cavani, to whom she dedicated her thesis, graduating with a degree in Cinema History and Criticism at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Pavia. She continued her research on Cavani’s cinema, writing speeches, essays and the monograph Liliana Cavani. Every possible journey (2011).
She and Nuccio Lodato edited historical-critical monographs dedicated to Ingrid Bergman. The Vertigo of Perfection (2010), Marilyn Monroe. Deceits (2014) and Orson Welles. Fourth power (2015). At Roffa Mon Amour she will talk about the work of Cavani.