Through short films and talkbacks with filmmakers, this program creates visibility for marginalized and underrepresented communities, and fosters the development of empathy, agency, advocacy, allyship, and self-empowerment through LGBTQ+ stories. Fully curated by NewFest, in-school screenings encourage media literacy and social responsibility, and provide LGBTQ+ youth with role models of queer excellence.

Upcoming Events

Spring 2023 Screening + Livestream Q&A Series
“LGBTQ+ History & Heroes Onscreen”

Wednesday, March 29th
Wednesday, April 26th
Wednesday, May 24th

For the third consecutive year, NewFest presents a virtual exhibition of LGBTQ-films and hosts interactive post-screening Q&As. The curated film selections connect to monthly historical celebrations (eg. Trans Day of Visibility in March; Lesbian Day of Visibility in April) and highlight real-life LGBTQ+ pioneers and our community’s rich history.

Films will be available for a 48-hour window via NewFest’s Virtual Screening Room prior to the interactive online discussion at 4pm ET on the last Wednesday of each month.

Additional Programs Offered (In-Person & Virtual)

– Screenings and/or discussions for GSA’s, diversity clubs, full grade-levels, or whole divisions.
– Assemblies
– Family Screenings
– Conference sessions or tracks
– Screenings for faculty or parents
In partnership with the New York City Department of Education

Get invited to our youth screenings!