VU On the Roof Film Festival

What does it mean to live in a world where everything and everyone is connected?

Find out at the 7th edition of the VU On The Roof Film Festival to be held on the roof of VU Amsterdam from 4 to 7 September 2018. Here, outside on the roof with breath-taking views over Amsterdam, you can watch screenings of the latest world cinema films for four nights in a row.


Tuesday 4 September Sergio & Serguéi
Wednesday 5 September I Dream in Another Language
Thursday 6 September Supa Moda
Friday 7 September Weldi
All the films selected will be ones previously shown at World Cinema Amsterdam. Around the world without leaving the city! World Cinema Amsterdam is a film festival that takes viewers to Latin America, Asia and Africa. Watching these wonderful films is a way of discovering what life is like elsewhere through the eyes of young and talented film makers.
The programme includes an intriguing and sometimes hilarious Cuban film entitled Sergio & Serguéi about a special friendship that develops between a radio amateur and an astronaut during the disintegration of the Soviet Union. You can also see Weldi, about 19-year-old Sami, who travels to Syria to join a jihadist movement. Annelies Verbeke, VU Amsterdam’s Writer in Residence, will host a talk show on Tuesday and Wednesday evening. On the other evenings, the philosopher Marjan Slob will talk to you and the other viewers after the film. Every evening there will be a performance by an artist, including the magician David Nathan and the singer Dafne Holtland. And of course, there will be delicious food every night, chosen specially to go with the theme of the film.


On the roof of VU Amsterdam (16th floor of the Main Building, VU Amsterdam), De Boelelaan 1105.
We are hoping for fine weather. In the event of rain, the programme will be moved indoors. 

5.30 pm: roof and bar open, food served | 7:00 pm: programme starts.

The VU On The Roof Film Festival is being organized by VU Amsterdam, the Griffioen Cultural Centre and Filmtheater Rialto in collaboration with the VU Association, Het Filmgesprek, FilmTechiek and Il Caffè.