Roze Filmdagen is the longest running and largest film festival for LGBTQ+ films in the Netherlands. We started preparing our 28th edition, that can be enjoyed from March 19 - 30 2025

12 jam-packed days of LGBTQ+ film screenings can be enjoyed at cinema Het Ketelhuis (located at Westergas / Westerpark) in Amsterdam. The selection of the best of the best films include LGBTQ+ related 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 (LGBTQ+) film festivals.

The festival started small and underground but has experienced a huge growth in recent years. For this coming edition we expect over 10.000 visitors who will enjoy over 130 films (feature films, short films and documentaries) from around 40 different countries in 140 screenings.

The festival also curated LGBTQ+ programmes for several other international (LGBTQ+) festivals.

Jury Award (cash prize):
-Best Feature Film
-Best Documentary Film
-Best Short Film

Audience Award (cash prize):
- Best Short Film
- Best Documentary Film
- Best Feature Film

- Free To Be Me Award (initiated /sponsored by HIVOS - cash prize )

- Roze Filmdagen is a nominating festival for Iris Prize (Cardiff)

!! Please be notified that we are a 'genre'-fluid festival but we only will select LGBTQ+ (sexual, gender and cultural diverse) related films.

Overall Rating
  • Uriya Hertz

    Great festival, excellent films and a wonderful atmosphere! The festival is managed by Werner Borkes, who does excellent work and puts together a rich and diverse program every year, paying attention to every detail. I was delighted to attend the festival with my new short film, and I'm already looking forward to the next opportunity to visit again with a new film :)

    April 2024
  • Very proud to be part of the selection!

    April 2024
  • Anouk van Otterloo

    This was the first film festival where my short documentary (Tot Heil Des Volks) was shown and I have to say it was a very warm experience. The staff were very welcoming, and the communication was always swift and clear. There was a lovely atmosphere in Het Ketelhuis and all around the festival, and the films shown there were truly important and impressive. I'm very grateful to the entire team behind the festival for selecting my film and for putting so much effort into making sure LGBTQ+ stories are heard and seen. They help a great deal in humanising our community, something that's of vital importance right now. My deepest gratitude.

    April 2024
  • We always recommend this festival to filmmakers with films that speak to the LGBTQIA+ community - a great programme and brilliant curation. We were lucky to have four clients screening at their 2024 edition:

    Seahorse Parents
    Too Rough

    March 2024
  • I was lucky enough to be able to come to Roze Filmdagen with my short film Roses, and loved it. The festival team are all so welcoming, and obviously really care about LGBTQ+ film and supporting short films. The programme we were featured in was my favourite programme I've seen my film in so far. We had a full audience, and the venue was buzzing and had a great atmosphere. I got to see some other screenings when I was there which were all great. There are lots of events going on to get involved in and chances to meet the other filmmakers. We really recommend submitting your film and visiting if you can.

    March 2024