Watch our favorite first-run queer films now

Want to watch new queer films before they hit streaming platforms, while supporting NewFest? Welcome to NewFest Now! For a limited time, rent these recent theatrical releases and NewFest will receive a portion of the revenue, making it possible for us to continue our mission in these unprecedented times.

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Official Selection, Frameline 2020
Follow openly gay Hong Kong singer and human rights activist Denise Ho as she morphs from commercial Cantopop superstar to outspoken political activist.


In 1981, it was still illegal to be gay in France. Today, same-sex marriage is recognized and has paved the way for legalizing the adoption of children by LGBTQ families. Follow Charles, Victor and Diego, three generations of the same family who represent the seismic social changes that took place in just three decades.

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Grand Jury Award, NewFest 2019
Against the backdrop of political corruption and flagrant transphobia in Brazil, the late, great Luana Muniz—cabaret performer, activist, and sex worker since age 11—minced no words about the challenges in calling Lapa, Rio de Janeiro home. 

Expiring Thursday – watch now! 

Official Selection, SXSW 2020
Jess is thrilled to be the surrogate for her best friend and his husband, but when a prenatal test comes back positive, it creates a moral dilemma that threatens their friendship.

Official Selection, SXSW 2020
Incorporating exultant dance sequences, acclaimed director Boaz Yakin’s AVIVA captures a restless, frenzied and very fluid moment in time where the male-female dynamic is demystified and laid bare like never before.