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Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam 2021

Tips, Info & Highlights of the Amsterdam LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2021: 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.



>> 2021 Edition will be held as an ONLINE festival<<

After the Roze Filmdagen 2020 had to be canceled due to the worldwide unprecedented circumstances, this year’s edition will take place again in early March. For the first time in its history, it will be an ONLINE festival taking place in your home! Of course, we will provide you with our top lists for gay movies, lesbian movies, and queer movies again. Stay tuned and see you all at the Roze Filmdagen 2021 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 FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram. See you around the world, see you in Amsterdam.

Karl & Daan.



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History of the Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam

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. Over the years, the festival grew bigger and moved to Cinema de Balie and the Film Museum (currently located at EYE). The festival was rescheduled from 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 2021 is now celebrating its 24th edition, although it started already 25 years ago.

In the past years, the LGBTQ+ Festival today was featuring more than 120 movies with topics not only about Gay Men but also Lesbian topics as well as transgender, 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 mid-February via the website of Het Ketelhuis; the system accepts iDeal (a Dutch online payment system) but also Visa and Mastercard.

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24th Edition of the Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam in 2021

The 24th edition from 11th to 21st March 2021. 

Welcome to the 24th edition of the largest film festival for LGBTQ+ films in the Netherlands, the Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam 2021. This year, the international film festival will take place from March 11 to March 21 screening multiple queer and LGBTQ+ movies, short films, and documentaries compiling the best films from the last years. This year, it will be held as an ONLINE festival for the first time with screenings right in your living home. More about the films at Roze Filmdagen 2021 here!


Official Trailer Roze Filmdagen 2021

23rd Edition of the Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam 2020

The 22nd edition from 12th to 22th March 2020. 

Welcome to the 23rd edition of the largest film festival for LGBTQ+ films in the Netherlands, the Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam 2020. This year, the international film festival will take place from March 12 to March 22 screening multiple queer and LGBTQ+ movies, short films and documentaries compiling the best films from the last years. And, of course, also this year we will be able to watc at some brand new movies having its premier in 2020 and/or coming right from the Berlinale in Germany’s capital city Berlin. Together with festival director Wener Borkes, we put together our annual top movie lists to help you navigate the diverse and loaded LGBTQ+ film festival in Amsterdam. Check them out and don’t forget to get your ticket starting from Friday, February 21st, 2020. And now, enjoy the festival with our movie blog articles!

22nd Edition of the Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam 2019

The 22nd edition from 14th to 24th March 2019. 

Welcome to the 22nd edition of the largest film festival for LGBTQ+ films in the Netherlands, the Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam 2019. The wide and varied selection of films includes romantic comedies, provoking documentaries and everything in between. The variety in films reflects the diversity of the community. Besides several focus programmes, we proudly showcase numerous short films that are (just like our feature and documentary films) sparkling, provocative, urgent, and engaging. Join the cinematic cultural community experience that goes on for eleven days and meets and mingle with filmmakers and visitors who celebrate all aspects of sexual diversity. But above all enjoy one of the 138 films we selected for you and hopefully you’ll be coming back for more. Virtually all screenings are in English or have English subtitles. There are a few exceptions but the listings in the mostly bilingual printed program, or on our website, will inform you about this. Enjoy the festival!


21st Edition of the Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam 2018

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.


20th Edition of the Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam 2017

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!