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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 health and safety of our community 

In accordance with public safety guidelines surrounding the spread of COVID-19 in New York City, NewFest has temporarily paused all in-person screenings and year-round events through mid-June. 

The 32nd Annual LGBTQ Film Festival is still planned for October 21-27; as we continue to receive news on COVID-19’s extended impact, we will provide any updates on or changes to the festival here and via our mailing list. In the meantime, filmmakers, please continue submitting your wonderful work! 

While our in-person gatherings are on hold, be sure to check out NewFest Now, our virtual screening room, and our recommendations on what queer films to stream by joining our mailing list and following our social media channels. 

We hope you are staying healthy and safe, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Introducing NewFest Now

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


Submit to NewFest 2020

Submissions for New York’s 32nd Annual LGBTQ Film Festival (Oct. 21 – 27) are now open!

Submit Your Film

What to Watch In Quarantine

Check out our film recommendations for what to stream during your queerantine.

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