Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam 2023
Tips, Info & Highlights of the Amsterdam LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2023: The annual event “Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam”, also known as the “Pink Film Days”, is considered the biggest Dutch LGBTQ Film Festival in the Netherlands. The “Pink Film Days” first edition was organized over 20 years ago. Since then, the short-/ film festival has showcased a great diversity of Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Intersexual, and all kinds of LGBTQ-related and queer movies, reflecting on the multi-variant community. As one of the first film festivals in the world, the Roze Filmdagen is already taking place in March in the Dutch capital. Romantic comedies, provoking documentaries, and motion pictures: All movies are exclusive with English subtitles, with just a few exceptions. So, the festival is open to watch even for tourists visiting Amsterdam and movie lovers worldwide. You can enjoy the movies at “Het Ketelhuis Cultuurpark Westergasterrein” in Amsterdam.
Every year again, we team up with the organizers of the Amsterdam LGBTQ+ film festival to show you the best Gay, Lesbian, and queer movies in our Top Movie Lists. 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 2023 Amsterdam! For more about our gay couple’s travel adventures in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and worldwide, stay tuned on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. See you around the world, and 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, the cinema Het Ketelhuis has been 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 2023 is now celebrating its 26th edition, although it started already 27 years ago.
In the past years, the LGBTQ+ Festival today featured more than 120 movies with topics not only about Gay Men but also Lesbian topics as well as transgender, intersexual, and mixed 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 the information about the Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam LGBTQ+ Film Festival on the following links and blog articles about our selection of the best Gay, Lesbian, Queer, and a special post about SCAR TISSUE, the gay short movie with Daan as one of the main characters. Purchasing Tickets: Tickets can be bought online from the beginning of March on via the website of Het Ketelhuis; the system accepts iDeal (a Dutch online payment system) but also Visa and Mastercard.
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26th Edition of the Roze Filmdagen 2023
The 25th edition will be from 22nd March to 2nd April 2023.
Welcome to the 26th edition of the Netherlands’ largest LGBTQ+ film festival, Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam 2023. This year’s festival runs from 22 March to 4 April and features a wide range of queer movies, LGBTQ+ film shorts, and documentaries not only from 2023, but also work that premiered in 2022. The final program is out now. But we had the chance once again to team up with the artistic director of the festival to select the best movies for the 2023 edition. Read more about the films at Roze Filmdagen 2023 >
Top 15 Gay Movies not to be missed at Roze Filmdagen 2023
AMSTERDAM: An extensive selection of international films, documentaries, and short films will be available for the queer community to watch, getting already in a Pride mood.
Top 10 Lesbian Movies not to be missed at Roze Filmdagen 2023
AMSTERDAM: We have teamed up with festival director Werner Borkes to pick our favorite lesbian movies of 2023 from around the world.
25th Edition of the Roze Filmdagen 2022
The 25th edition will be from 10th to 20th March 2022.
Welcome to the 25th edition of the largest film festival for LGBTQ+ films in the Netherlands, the Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam 2022. This year, the international film festival will take place from March 10 to March 20, 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.
24th Edition of the Roze Filmdagen 2021
The 24th edition will be 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.
23rd Edition of the Roze Filmdagen 2020
The 22nd edition will be from 12th to 22nd 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, this year, we will be able to watch some brand-new movies having their premier in 2020 and/or coming from the Berlinale in Germany’s capital, Berlin. Together with festival director Werner 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 Friday, February 21st, 2020. And now, enjoy the celebration with our movie blog articles!
22nd Edition of the Roze Filmdagen 2019
The 22nd edition will be 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 vast 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 programs, 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 our website will inform you about this. Enjoy the festival!
21st Edition of the Roze Filmdagen 2018
From the opening film to the final film, the LGBTQ Film Festival “Pink Movie Days” 2018 is literally and figuratively setting off 125 movies from 40 different countries. The 21st edition, from 8th to 18th March 2018, promises to be exciting from the first moment on, with great 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 the festival offers with its non-everyday, LGBT-related eye-openers 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 diverse Filipino family exploring the country in a dilapidated van, or a French filmmaker who makes a tour through cinemas in run-down coastal towns.
But characterful stories from better-known countries like Finland, Germany, and the United States of America will also be shown! Join the cultural community event 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, and ending with a world premiere on the 18th of March 2018.
20th Edition of the Roze Filmdagen 2017
The 20th edition of the Roze Filmdagen is hosting the screening of more than 120 movies from 38 different countries, varying from short films 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 film 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 an opening night on 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 was the premiere of the Dutch short movie “SCAR TISSUE”, a unique gay migrant movie with 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!