Amsterdam LGBTQ film festival – record number of visitors Best attendance in the history of the Roze filmdagen

Amsterdam LGBTQ film festival – record number of visitors Best attendance in the history of the Roze filmdagen

Never mind the bad weather, a lot of people picked up their coat and made their way to the Westergasfabriek for the Amsterdam LGBTQ film festival or Roze Filmdagen. In fact a record number of people visited the film festival. Over 9600 people attended one of the many LGBTQ themed films and documentaries. That was 5 percent more than last year. Werner Borkes, the director of the film festival, is quoted to say: “The succes…

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Looking for Langston a film by Isaac Julien

Looking for Langston a film by Isaac Julien

We went to an exhibition in gallery Ron Mandos of the film ‘Looking for Langston’ by Isaac Julien. The exhibition shows blown up stills, photographs and sketches of the movie. You can also see the movie at a free showing in a small cinema within the gallery. It gave us a very enjoyable and moving 42 minutes. Looking for Langston Looking for Langston (1989) is a memoriam to Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance viewed from a black…

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19th LGBTQ Film Festival in Amsterdam

19th LGBTQ Film Festival in Amsterdam

Join us and many others at the 19th LGBTQ Film Festival from March 10th until March 20th in Amsterdam. All you ever wanted to see! Visit the website (also available in English) for the detailed program. Let us know what your favourite film is! This is the largest film festival for LGBTQ films in the Netherlands and locally known as the Roze Filmdagen. Enjoy 11 days of screening of LGBTQ films at the Ketelhuis cinema…

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International Queer and Migrant Film Festival

International Queer and Migrant Film Festival

You can never have enough festivals, especially when they add something that wasn’t there before, like the International Queer & Migrant Film Festival promises to do. Central theme in the movies, documentaries and debates is ‘queer & migrant’, or sexual diversity in migrant societies. The festival runs from 9-15 December at two locations: De Balie and De Meervaart, both in Amsterdam. Check their website for more details.

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Film & Theater @ Amsterdam Pride 2015

Film & Theater @ Amsterdam Pride 2015

Amsterdam Pride 2015 offers a lot of parties, but it is more than just flirting, drinking and dancing. The Pride offers also an interesting program of films and theater performances. Here is our pick for 2015: three top picks and one extra ordinary one. 1. Schijn – a solo by Fahd Larhzaoui Let’s start with the extraordinary one: Schijn or Appearance. This is one of the hits of last year’s theater season in Holland. It is a…

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Documenting anti gay violence – IDFA special

Documenting anti gay violence – IDFA special

The International Documenary Film festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is one of the biggest and most popular documentary film festivals in the world. Every november documentary film buffs get together in Amsterdam to view and discuss the latest documentaries in cinemas all around the city. This year they have a special night on wednesday the 27th of November in the Pathe De Munt cinema with anti-gay violence as a central theme.

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Gay & Lesbian Summer Festival: 10 movies in 4 weekends or 1 day

Gay & Lesbian Summer Festival: 10 movies in 4 weekends or 1 day

A real Amsterdam summer tradition is the Gay & Lesbian Summer Festival. The 7th edition of this festival starts on the 5th of July. Every weekend in July, on Fridays and Saturdays, the best and most successful Gay and Lesbian movies of the last 2 years are shown. 10 movies shown in 12 cities in the Netherlands and of course also in Amsterdam: the Rialto movie theater. The grand finale is during Amsterdam Gay Pride: on…

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