Empowerment Programs

Supporting filmmakers, providing access, and showing pride throughout the year

From underrepresented populations to at-risk youth, NewFest engages New York City’s diverse LGBTQ communities through programs that give greater access to the arts, and allow audiences to see themselves reflected on screen.

Providing financial support to emerging LGBTQ filmmakers through a national short film competition. Pictured above: 2017 Recipient Joseph Sulsenti (center), director of FISHY.

Providing tickets year-round to seniors, youth, & low-income individuals and groups through our community partners who serve them.

NewFest partnered with Ogilvy and NYC Pride in creating of the rainbow type font GILBERT, in honor of the late Gilbert Baker, designer of the iconic rainbow flag. Empower as you type!