New York City's
LGBT Film Festival

The NewFest Film Festival is held annually every summer. Become a member to be a part of our year-round screenings and events! 

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NewFest 2014
A Brief Recap

See who won the Audience Awards and browse our photos on Facebook! 

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NewFest is held annually at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. In 2015, NewFest  and Outfest are joining forces to bring the best of both festivals together.  

New Developments for 2015!

Where Films Come Out

Through the New York LGBT film festival, presented annually since 1988, and year-round programming, NewFest celebrates fine domestic and international film as part of our mission to break through closet doors and glass ceilings everywhere.

NewFest’s programming includes the annual NewFest: The New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival, one of the most comprehensive showcases of international LGBT film in the world as well as year-round filmmaker and screening events.

  • Narratives 100%
  • Documentary 100%
  • Shorts 100%

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Outfest New York Charter Circle

Earlier in 2014, Outfest launched the Outfest New York Charter Circle, comprised of contributors who believe in our cause, the importance of LGBT independent film in New York and are able to give a substantial contribution. Interested in joining the Charter Circle? This is your opportunity to make an investment in your community that will help us build an organization for generations to come.

A special thanks to our 2014 Charter Circle Founders, listed below:

Mike Balaban

Marc Baum

Bill Begert

Sharon Chang

Gregg Coldiron

Patrick Connolly

John  M. Davis & Thomas C. Clark

Clarke Griffith



Jonathan Groff

Kyaw Tha Hia & Jeff Clinkenbeard

John Hadity

Walker G. Harman Jr

Christopher Harris

RoseAnn Hermann

Robert Kushner & Trevor Yoder

Richard LaGravenese



Jeffrey Lahoste

James Law & Joseph Avena

Ron Lense

Albert Lewitinn

Barry McPherson

Timothy Melzer

Greg  Moore & Doug Albert

Michael Nutt


Alfred Perry

Tom Ptak

Zoe Rodriguez & Juliana Frei

Josh Schiowitz

Steve Seidmon

Patricia Taylor

Tanya Wexler & Amy Zimmerman

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