The annual event “Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam”, also known as the “Pink Film Days”, is considered to be the biggest Dutch LGBTQ Film Festival in the Netherlands. The first edition of the “Pink Film Days” was organized already over 20 years ago. Since then, the short-/ film festival is showcasing a big diversity of Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Intersexual and all kind of LGBTQ-related and queer movies of reflecting on the multi-variant community. As one of the first film festivals in the world, the Roze Filmdagen are taking place already in early March in the Dutch capital. The romantic comedies to provoking documentaries to motion pictures are exclusive with English subtitles from romances to comedy and provoking documentaries, with just a few exceptions and so open to watch even for tourists visiting Amsterdam and movie lovers from all over the world. Guests from all over the world are invited to enjoy the movies at “Het Ketelhuis Cultuurpark Westergasterrein” in Amsterdam.
Every year again, we are teaming up with the organizers of the Amsterdam LGBTQ+ film festival to show you the best Gay, Lesbian and queer movies in our Top 10 Movie Lists. For more about our gay couple travel adventures in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and from around the world, stay tuned on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. See you around the world, see you in Amsterdam.
Karl & Daan.
Historical Background of the Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival: The movie festival started in 1996 at two venues in Amsterdam: a little underground theater, called Cavia and Cinema Rialto. The first edition was in June at Gay Pride Festival Amsterdam and took four days. With the years, the festival grew bigger and moved to Cinema de Balie and the Film Museum (currently located at EYE). The festival was rescheduled to November to end up in March. Since 2014 Cinema Het Ketelhuis is the main venue of the Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival. Knowing about this history, you will understand better, why Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival 2018 is now celebrating its 21st edition, although it started already 23 years ago.
The LGBTQ Festival today is featuring more than 120 movies with topics not only about Gay Men but also Lesbian topics as well as transsexual, intersexual and mix movie material for a diverse, colorful and peaceful art festival right in the middle of one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world, Amsterdam.
You will find all information about the Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival on the following links and blog articles about our selection of the best Gay Men, Lesbian, Queer, and special post about SCAR TISSUE, the gay short movie with Daan as one of the main characters. Tip Purchasing Tickets: Tickets can be bought online from February 19th via the website of Het Ketelhuis; the system accepts iDeal (a Dutch online payment system) but also Visa and Mastercard.
From the opening film to the final film, the LGBTQ Film Festival “Pink Movie Days” 2018 is literally and figuratively setting off with its 125 movies from 40 different countries. The 21st edition from 8th to 18th March 2018 is promising to be exciting from the first moment on with grand musical time travel to an intimate ‘old school’ camp trip to the finish line. Everyone is welcome to join in on one of the 125 trips that the festival has to offer with its non-everyday, LGBT-related eyeopeners from countries such as Iran, India, Puerto Rico and Kosovo. We can experience personal quests from up close like a Roma trans boy on the train to a better life in Prague, a very diverse Filipino family who explores the country in a ramshackle van or a French filmmaker who makes a tour through cinemas in dilapidated coastal towns.
But characterful stories from better-known countries like Finland, Germany and the United States of America will be shown as well, of course! Join the cultural community event taking place at Het Ketelhuis and Westergasfabriek at Wester Park Amsterdam that goes on for eleven days. And don’t miss the chance to meet and mingle with filmmakers and visitors who celebrate sexual diversity in the Dutch capital Amsterdam starting 8th of March ending with a world premiere on 18th March 2018.
The 15 Best Gay Movies 2018 selected for the 11 days LGBTQ+ Film Festival Roze Filmdagen in the Dutch capital Amsterdam. Together with Werner Borkes, festival director of the so-called Pink Movie Days, we chose 15 feature films about heartwarming coming-out stories, exciting gay thrillers, beautifulRead more
The 10 Best Queer LGBTQ Movies 2018 selected by the Dutch Film Festival Roze Filmdagen in Amsterdam – This year for the first time, we selected the best queer movies for the biggest Dutch film festival “Pink Film Days”. Festival director Werner Borkes helped us to find the top feature films abRead more
The 10 Best Lesbian Movies 2018 selected by the Dutch LGBTQ+ Film Festival Roze Filmdagen – It is time again to get ready for the biggest Dutch film festival “Pink Film Days”. In 2018 again, we teamed up with the festival director Werner Borkes to select the best Lesbian movies for 2018. ThisRead more
The 20th edition of the Roze Filmdagen is hosting the screening of more than 120 movies of 38 different countries varying from short movies to documentaries to 41 motion pictures. The team behind the festival pays special attention to current topics, like Rainbow Families, the controversial topic PrEP and migrants/refugees. After each movie, a Q&A will take place to discuss the movie with actors, makers, and spectators in English or Dutch, depending on the audience.
The Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival 2017 will take off with The Roze Filmdagen opening night March 9th at the Ketelhuis and Westergas Theatre in Amsterdam Westerpark with the screening of the Irish movie ‘Handsome Devil’, directed by John Butler for 400 guests. One big highlight for us this year is the premiere of the Dutch short movie “SCAR TISSUE”, a very special gay migrant movie with our Daan as one of the main characters. This year’s 20th edition of the festival promises to be a spectacular LGBTQ event in the Dutch capital not to be missed!
Scar Tissue Dutch Gay Short Movie - Imagine you are living in a homophobic country where there is no other way than hiding your love for the human being you want to be with. On top of that, your home country is the battleground of a civil war. To survive and being able to see a future for yourself,Read more
Our Best Lesbian Movies Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam 2017 - In celebration of its 20th edition in 22 years the LGBTQ Film Festival in Amsterdam is welcoming film and movie enthusiasts from all over the world to see, feel, experience over 120 short movies, documentaries, and motion pictures in Amsterdam.Read more
Our best Gay Movies Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam 2017 – This year the LGBTQ Film Festival in Amsterdam is celebrating its 20th edition with more than 120 short movies, documentaries and motion pictures. Additional to the premier of SCAR TISSUE, the gay migration movie with our Daan as one of the mainRead more