Rolf Deen

Theologian, educator and producer
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Drs. Rolf Deen is a long-time board member of the Dutch Film Talk Foundation ("Het Filmgespreek") supporting small scale initiatives in the field of cinema and sponsor of the World Cinema Exchange Award. Rolf graduated in 1987 from the former Catholic Theological University of Amsterdam in theology, majoring in Jewish studies and minoring in film studies and educational science. He is also an alumnus of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Rolf retired from 35 years of professional work in several roles: lecturer of religion studies, advisor to the Dutch Catholic bishop’s conference, executive producer in public broadcasting, learning and development specialist in the manufacturing industry and is now a student in bereavement therapy. He is an independent consultant and translator, and writes and speaks about cinema and spirituality.


At the film festival World Cinema Amsterdam 2023 the World Cinema Exchange Award went to "Sira", directed by Apolline Traoré from Burkina Faso.
At the festival World Cinema in Amsterdam, a jury of INTERFILM member Het Filmgesprek awarded a film for the second time.
Rolf Deen, board member of "Het Filmgesprek" in The Netherlands, comments on a selection of films screened at the 50th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2021.
From August 22 to 30, scores of film fans gathered on the banks of river Dnipro to attend the 49th Molodist International Film Festival in Kyiv. Due to the Covid19 pandemic, many festival attendants had their private screenings brought to them on their personal devices by streaming links.


01.09.2023 to 09.09.2023
22.08.2020 to 30.08.2020