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Find your story at NewFest 2016.
Where Films Come Out.

Opening Night Film & Party

NewFest 2016’s Opening Night was a marvelous affair! Tituss Burgess received NewFest’s Voice & Visibility Award from Debra Messing and audiences got to see Russell Tovey in person and on screen in the North American Premiere of THE PASS.

NewFest 2016 Raffle

The NewFest 2016 Raffle winners have been announced! Check out the 2016 NewFest raffle page to see if you were a winner on closing night! All proceeds from the raffle benefit NewFest’s year-round programming.

NewFest 2016

Join NewFest for a celebration of the year’s best LGBT films from the U.S. and abroad, as well as parties and events bringing filmmakers and film lovers together for six fun-packed days, October 20 – 25th.

Tickets On Sale Now!

View the online guide for listings and tickets to all NewFest 2016 screenings & events, along with blurbs and trailers.

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NewFest Members receive discounts to all events year-round and receive exclusive access to early ticketing and the VIP member lounge at our annual festival.
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All film festivals rely greatly on the commitment, dedication, and generosity of volunteers. Volunteering at NewFest is a great way to engage with the filmmaking and LGBT community. Become a part of the discovery of original and independent LGBT films and filmmakers from around the globe!

NewFest At The Center Presents

Featuring topical documentaries and narratives that reflect the diverse and evolving culture of the LGBT community, this monthly series gives New York audiences an opportunity to engage and respond to engrossing stories through screenings, Q&As and post-show receptions.

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NewFest presents year-round screenings and events that include New York’s annual LGBT Film Festival, which begain in 1988. NewFest is dedicated to bringing together filmmakers and audiences to build a community that passionately supports giving voice and visibility to a wide range of representations of the LGBT experience. We are committed to nurturing emerging LGBT and allied filmmakers. We support those artists who are willing to take risks in telling the stories that fully reflect the diversity and complexity of our lives.

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