What We Do

Giving Voice & Visibility to the LGBTQ Community for 30 Years

NewFest is New York’s largest presenter of LGBTQ film and media.

Through year-round screenings, programs, partnerships, and events, NewFest has grown to become New York’s largest convener of LGBTQ audiences in the city.









NewFest gives voice and visibility to all facets of the LGBTQ experience by presenting year-round screenings and events that include New York’s annual LGBTQ Film Festival every October, which began in 1988. 

We are dedicated to bringing together filmmakers and audiences to build a community that passionately supports queer cinema and storytelling.

We are committed to nurturing emerging LGBTQ and allied filmmakers and support those artists who are willing to take risks in telling the stories that fully reflect the diversity and complexity of our lives.

Changing Lives

NewFest ensures that stories of LGBT people are created, shared and protected.

Promoting Equality

NewFest uses the power of movies to promote acceptance and equality for all LGBT people.

Inspiring Storytellers

NewFest develops the next generation of filmmakers and storytellers.

Building Community

NewFest connects diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBT lives.

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