NewFest, New York's LGBT Film and Media Arts Organization, is dedicated to bringing together filmmakers and audiences to build a community that passionately supports LGBT cinema and storytelling. We give voice and visibility to all facets of the LGBTQ experience by presenting year-round screenings and events that include New York's annual LGBT Film Festival every October, which began in 1988. We are committed to nurturing emerging LGBT 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. https://newfest.org



1 thru 10 of 11 Stories
Review: 'Alice Junior' Should Be Compulsory Viewing In All High Schools

Review: 'Alice Junior' Should Be Compulsory Viewing In All High Schools

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Oct 6
The tale of how a vibrant trans teenager finds acceptance and love.

Review: 'Cicada' is Sweet and Anxious

Review: 'Cicada' is Sweet and Anxious

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 6
By turns sweet and anxious, the film makes a virtue out of its naturalistic style and it's easy to care about where these characters are going... and how they are going to get there.

Review: 'Julia Scotti: Funny That Way' - Elder Trans Comic Gets Last Laugh

Review: 'Julia Scotti: Funny That Way' - Elder Trans Comic Gets Last Laugh

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 6
"Julia Scotti: Funny That Way" is a triumph not only for the comedian herself, but for audiences who need to hear from trans people about their own lived experiences... and who, not incidentally, need a good laugh.

Review: 'Ahead of the Curve' Is An Absorbing Look at the Groundbreaking Lesbian Magazine and Its Founder

Review: 'Ahead of the Curve' Is An Absorbing Look at the Groundbreaking Lesbian Magazine and Its Founder

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 6
The story of the world's oldest magazine directed at lesbians — as well as the world's first glossy periodical with that intended audience — is detailed in Jen Rainin's new documentary on "Curve" and its founder.

Review: 'Twilight's Kiss' is an Authentic Story About Queer Senior Love

Review: 'Twilight's Kiss' is an Authentic Story About Queer Senior Love

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Oct 6
This third feature from award-winning HK film director Ray Yeung is a heartbreaking love story between two mature gay men.

Review: Love Conquers All in 'Breaking Fast'

Review: Love Conquers All in 'Breaking Fast'

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Oct 6
"Breaking Fast" is the story of how one queer Muslim falls in love.

Review: 'Forgotten Roads' a Sheer Joy to Watch

Review: 'Forgotten Roads' a Sheer Joy to Watch

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Oct 6
This Chilean drama from first time filmmaker Nicol Ruiz Benavides is a joyous tale about it never being too late for self-discovery and personal freedom.

Review: 'Killing Patient Zero' Sets the Record Straight

Review: 'Killing Patient Zero' Sets the Record Straight

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Oct 6
Lynd's totally unmissable movie should be compulsory viewing for anyone that wants to feel a sense of community and appreciate how our past helps to shape our future.

Review: Spellbinding 'If It Were Love' Captures the Sexual Energy of a Queer Dance Piece

Review: Spellbinding 'If It Were Love' Captures the Sexual Energy of a Queer Dance Piece

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Oct 6
Queer filmmaker Patric Chiha's award-winning documentary is of a hypnotic avant-garde dance piece by Giselle Vienne.

Review: 'Cured' a Timely Reminder of the Bad Old Days

Review: 'Cured' a Timely Reminder of the Bad Old Days

MOVIES | By Karin McKie | Oct 6
This taut, informative 80-minute documentary illuminates the hidden history about how LGBTQ activists fought to remove the classification that being gay was a disease.

1 thru 10 of 11 Stories