Submit Your Film

Submissions for the 2020 Festival open February 14

Submit Your Film For NewFest 2020

The 32nd Annual New York LGBTQ Film Festival

October 21 – 27, 2020

It is our responsibility to elevate Black artists –  so we’re waiving NewFest 2020 submission fees for films by Black LGBTQ+ filmmakers.

Email to tell us about your film and request a waiver code.


Submissions for the 32nd Annual New York LGBTQ Film Festival open on Friday, February 14  via FilmFreeway. To be the first to hear updates and announcements on the upcoming festival, join our mailing list.

Submission Timeline

  • Earlybird Deadline
  • Regular Deadline
  • Late Deadline
  • Extended Deadline
  • Notification Date

For questions, submissions for year-round programming, and more information, please email

NewFest proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway, the world’s #1 submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD screeners, unlimited video storage, filmmaker profiles, and more.