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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Man-to-Man Shop and Cinema has renovated its’ darkroom

Man-to-Man Shop and Cinema has renovated its’ darkroom

Man-to-Man Shop and Cinema recently renovated its’ darkroom. The totally refurbished darkroom now contains two cabins with each three glory holes. The darkroom also has two screens showing gay-macho porn movies. It is for the first time in years, that a darkroom is added to the gay scene in Amsterdam. Man-to-Man Man-to-Man is the reincarnation of the shop and boys club, which was already on this spot in the 1980’s and 1990’s. It shares the same…

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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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‘Homophobic’ movie evening at EYE Film Institute

‘Homophobic’ movie evening at EYE Film Institute

Friday evening, October 11 (8pm), there is a ‘homophobic’ film evening at the EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam North. The evening is named ‘Gijp night’, after the tv personality René van der Gijp, who is a regular guest in the Dutch soccer talkshow Voetbal International. Last summer, he caused a little uproar in the gay community by airing his views on gay men in the world of soccer. What it comes down to, is that…

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Transgenders thinking out of the box

Transgenders thinking out of the box

This week Amsterdam hosts the transgender film festival: TranScreen. It is the one of the largest film festivals about masculinity, femininity and above all anything in between. To draw attention to the difficult position many transgenders find themselves in, the artist Willemijn Da Campo lived for three days locked up in a wooden igloo. This symbolizes the isolated position of transgenders around the world. Willemijn was released from her isolation at the opening of the…

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