Nice to meet you

I‘m Jasmijn Schrofer, an independent filmmaker who finds inspiration in diverse cultural landscapes through directing documentaries. I split my time between Amsterdam and Nairobi, drawing from both Western and African experiences.

What I do

My films encompasses a diverse range of perpectives, each telling a distinctive story in a unique way. I love crafting visually poetic films that delve deep into the human experience. With Tarikat I have won several awards among which the audience award on Sheffield Doc Fest, the Best Film of all the graduation films and the VPRO Documentary prize. For the full experience I invite you to come to one of my screenings, see my news page if you can attend any.

Why I do it

I believe in the power of storytelling to foster understanding and inclusion. My work is driven by skill, curiosity and a desire for making the world a better place. I want both my artistic and commissioned work to serve as a bridge, connecting people and perspectives.

Spending half of my time in Amsterdam and half in Nairobi, I am continuously inspired by the way we adapt to our surroundings as I am. So if you’re seeking a international filmmaker with a proven track record of creating award-winning content and a unique cultural perspective to bring your vision to life, I look forward to connecting with you. Continue reading about collaboration opportunities below.

My background

My filmmaking journey began at the School of Young Talent in The Hague and continued at the Dutch Film Academy, where I graduated in 2016. My multicultural heritage, combining Chinese, American, and Dutch roots, grants me a unique lens for storytelling.

My latest work

Birth of Light, my latest creation takes you to a remote desert community in Northern Kenya. We explore the clash between traditional nomadic life and the arrival of electricity and a 4G network. Through showing mesmerizing elements in the Samburu culture and fading stars, I hope to offer unique and thought-provoking insights into a world in transition, making it a truly unforgettable experience for the viewers while raising questions about progress, highlighting themes of capitalism, globalization, and climate change.
Upcoming: I’m currently working on “Notes of Hope” as part of “Minorities and Our Ecosystem“, a project that sheds light on climate change through the unique perspectives of indigenous cultures.

Collaborations & Partners