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Watch NewFest Pride 2021 trailer

We kicked off 2021 Pride with a weekend-long summer series featuring six new films, a shorts program presented with Vimeo, and a handful of LGBTQ-focused panels & special events!

All features and short films playing the series were accessible via NewFest’s on-demand platform and streamed throughout the United States.

* Members enjoy discounted access to next year’s NewFest Pride.
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Shorts Showcase

For the third consecutive year, NewFest & Vimeo collaborated on a bold showcase of the finest contemporary LGBTQ+ short films – from narrative to hybrid docs to animation – in celebration and support of our community and storytellers.

BETTY Season 2 Premiere + Q&A

We hosted a free virtual premiere of HBO’s BETTY Season 2: Episodes 1 & 2, which included an exclusive post-screening Q&A with the cast!

Panel: The Evolution of Black Queer Representation in Scripted TV

We hosted a free panel on the evolution and increased visibility of Black LGBTQ+ experiences in scripted TV, presented with BET!

This panel featured ​talent from behind and in front of the camera on shows TWENTIES, SISTAS, and MS. PAT!

Queer LEGALLY BLONDE Table Read

Virtual screenplay table read event for LEGALLY BLONDE, featuring an all-star queer cast! Produced in collaboration with #MakeItGay live reads.

Event proceeds benefitted The NewFest Future Fund

To become a member and enjoy exclusive benefits, as well as discounted access to year-round programming and the annual New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival, join today!