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Premieres, events, year-round screenings, Festival access and more - don't miss the best in LGBTQ film. Starting at $70 (students get 50% off)

Over 30 Years of Queer Storytelling

NewFest gives voice and visibility to the full spectrum of the LGBTQ experience by championing films, supporting storytellers, and engaging audiences in order to inspire dialogue, shift cultural bias and empower our diverse community.

NewFest COVID-19 Update

Prioritizing the safety of our community, NewFest has temporarily paused all in-person screenings.

The 32nd Annual LGBTQ Film Festival will be virtual and is still planned for October 16-27!

In the meantime be sure to check out NewFest Now and all of our virtual programming events by joining our mailing list, subscribing to our YouTube, and following our social media channels.


A documentary on an Oakland-based community program designed to empower young girls of color as social justice activists.


NewFest Now

Watch the latest in queer film before it hits streaming platforms in our new virtual screening room


Submit to NewFest 2020

Happening Oct. 21-27; no submission fees for films by Black LGBTQ+ filmmakers

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