Welcome to your most magical open-air film festival in Rotterdam. From Wednesday, August 16 until Sunday, August 27 2023 the festival celebrates cinematic talent from around the world, presenting films at night at a special location. Roffa Mon Amour thrills and moves you with a selection of colorful and daring films from new and known filmmakers, live music with film, and film talks. So get ready to enter the playful concrete art garden that is Brutus, where we’ll take you from Yemen to Nigeria and back again from Argentina to Rotterdam.
Film program: New Makers
Every year we search for the most outstanding first and second feature films for the New Makers Competition. The New Jury, a team of young local film lovers, decides which filmmaker will take home the New Amour Award.
Film program: Cinematic Favorites
A special selection of less recent films that made an impact on us and are currently very relevant to present on the big screen.
Film program: Cinema Concerts
An evening of live music performance along with the films.
Special programs: dinners and dates
Our festival is a great place to meet new people and explore new flavors. On Friday, August 18th you’ll have the chance to explore the vegan gastronomic adventure of Sofie Cuit at her Seasons Dinner. On Wednesday, August 23rd we’ll organise a full evening with the help of Avenue Nine dedicated to remembering our slavery history during this important year of commemoration. Join us for the group dinner, conversations, spoken word performance, and a beautiful film. Get more in touch with your own senses, the space around you and connect with other people during the Connectivity Event from Queer Rotterdam on Thursday, August 24th where new connections arise.
Open Air Film Festival
Somewhere on a rooftop? Hidden in an old classroom? Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Tokyo?
Pick a date and your favourite film. See you!
When and where does the festival take place?
The festival takes place from August 16 until August 27 in the open air in the sculpture garden of Brutus in Rotterdam West, Keilestraat 18.
What if the weather is not nice?
The rain doesn’t stop us! Bring your umbrellas and enjoy a film in the summer rain. However, if there is a storm, we can’t help but cancel the screening. In that case, you can choose whether use your ticket for another screening or get a refund.
Do you need volunteers?
We don’t need any volunteers right now, but stay up to date… we might need some extra help for our events!
What time does the film start?
The film starts when it’s dark outside – between 21.15 and 21.30 depending on the programme. You will receive an email with further information.
Do the films have English subtitles?
Yes! All films are available with English subtitles.
Can I bring a drink form outside the festival to go with the movie?
Sorry, that’s not allowed! However, you will be able to order a drink at the bar that opens at 8pm.
How come there's no food?!
We’re offering the classical cinema experience – just you, movie and popcorn! However, this year we will offer you two evenings with two special dinners! But, if you want some tips for places around the festival, try: Keilecafe, Weelde, Restaurant Bitter, EAUX POSSE, Shaami Huis.
Why is the bar closed after the film?
According to the regulations from the government, the event should wrap up after 11pm. As such, we cannot be keeping the bar open.
Are dogs welcome at the festival?
Of course! We welcome all paw-some film lovers.
I am on a wheelchair, is the festival accessible?
Yes! The floor is flat, so it’s ideal for wheelchairs.