Welcome to Roze Filmdagen, the Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival!
The Roze Filmdagen (meaning "Pink Film Days") is the largest film festival for LGBTQ films in the Netherlands. This year we'll be celebrating our 18th edition, from March 12-22 2015.
Enjoy 11 days of screening of LGBT films at the Ketelhuis cinema in the Wetergasfabriek Cultuurpark in Amsterdam. The selection of films includes romantic comedies, provoking documentaries and everything in between. The festival has been giving special attention to short films for many years already and our selection has been applauded by international (LGBT) film festivals.
The festival started small and underground but has experienced a huge growth in recent years. For this 2015 edition we expect 10000 visitors who will enjoy 110 films (feature films, shorts and documentaries) from 40 different countries. Besides films, the program features talk shows (in Dutch) and directors and main actors will be present at a number of screenings.
Virtually all screenings are in English, or have English subtitles. That also goes for our showcase of Dutch shorts, "Made in Holland"!
The only exceptions are
- the two screenings of "The Way He Looks" on March 17, 17:45 and March 22, 21:30. This film is in Brazilian Portuguese with Dutch subtitles.
- the two screenings of "Der Kreis" on March 18, 17:30 and March 22, 17:30. This film is in German with Dutch subtitles.
- the two talkshows "Scenes op Zondag" (March 15, 13:30) and "Roze in Beeld" (March 21, 12:30) which will be in Dutch.
How to find screenings
All screenings are at Cinema Het Ketelhuis, which is at
1014 DB Amsterdam
(here's the location on Google maps)
It's about 25 minutes walk from Central Station, or reachable by bus 21 (stop Van Hallstraat) or Tram 10 (stop Van Limburg Stirumplein).
At the Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek there is enough parking space for bikes. If you're staying in Amsterdam, coming by bike is certainly the best option. There are a multitude of bike rental places around, and it's a great way to see the city.
|Ticket prices :|
|reduction 1:||€ 8,50 (VERS, 65+, Student, Stadspas)|
|reduction 2:||€ 8,00 (CJP, Expreszo)|
|reduction 3:||€ 7,00 (Roze Filmdagen- Member)**|
The biggest reduction is for Members. To become a member, you can buy a Member card for €50 at the festival table during the festival , and use that immediately to buy reduced price tickets. Plus you'll support the festival. During the whole year you’ll also get discounts at events and festivals with which the Roze Filmdagem collaborates. For instance, you’ll get discounts at THE GAZE (screening sessions of LGBT classics at the EYE Film Museum) and at the monthly GAY NIGHT screening at the Ketelhuis.
You can buy tickets already with reduction before you receive your physical Member card, but you will have to show it at the door to use the reduced-price tickets. Please be about 30 minutes early for your first screening if you want to buy a Member card, and bring € 50 in cash, it will be printed out for you on the spot.
Only for the Opening Night (March 12) the prices are higher (€ 14,50, €12,50, €12,50 and €10, respectively).
Cineville memberships are valid (except on Opening Night). Tickets bought with a Cineville membership cannot be bought in advance, they can be collected at the ticket office up to 1,5 hours before the start of the screening.
NO free entry will be granted to Press Card holders.
Ketelhuis-strippenkaart is NOT valid for the festival screenings.
Once purchased, tickets will NOT be reimbursed.
You can order online tickets through http://ketelhuis.shop.activetickets.com/, but unfortunately the system will only accept iDeal, which is an online banking system used only in the Netherlands. So if you have a Dutch bank account (or a friend who has...) that is the most convenient option, but it is not possible to buy tickets with credit cards. We're sorry, but we have to live with the limitations of the payment provider.
When you buy tickets online, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the ticket as an attachment. Please print this ticket and take it with you. It will be scanned at the door by the festival crew. This way you don’t need to go through the ticket office. Don’t forget to take your discount cards with you, if applicable. You must show them during the tickets check. The tickets can also be scanned from your smartphone. The transaction costs for online purchase are 0,50 eur, regardless of how many tickets you buy. Buying multiple tickets at once is therefore cheaper.
You can buy tickets at Cinema Het Ketelhuis, during their opening hours (which is basically every day from about noon until late in the evening). Screenings do tend to sell out towards the festival, so it's a good idea to get your tickets in advance.
Visiting from abroad?
You cannot reserve tickets in advance and pay them when you arrive through Het Ketelhuis. However, if you're travelling from abroad especially for the festival, and can't have your host or a local friend procure tickets for you in advance, get in contact and we'll see what we can do for you.
All screenings are wheelchair accessible, two of the screening rooms are on the ground floor and the third one has an elevator.