NewFest, one of the world’s most respected LGBTQ film festivals announced the 2019 winners with top honors going to TEMBLORES, QUEEN OF LAPA, AND THEN WE DANCED and A NIGHT AT SWITCH N’ PLAY.
NAME OF FESTIVAL: New Fest
WHERE: Los Angeles, Ca
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: NewFest’s programming includes the annual NewFest: The New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival, one of the most comprehensive showcases of international LGBT film in the world as well as year-round filmmaker and screening events.
The documentary Queen of Lapa will have its New York premiere at NewFest. The film Is an intimate and captivating portrait of activist Luana Muniz, one of the most influential transgender Brazilians in history.
The long-running queer performance art collective’s legendary evenings are chronicled in a new documentary A Night at Switch n’ Play which will premiere in New York City at NewFest 2019.
NewFest, one of the world’s most respected LGBTQ film festivals, will kick off the festival’s 31st edition with the New York premiere of Mike Doyle’s Manhattan-set ensemble rom-com SELL BY,
NewFest has added two premieres: the U.S. premiere of UNTIL RAINBOW DAWN and the U.S. premiere of the first two episodes of Desiree Akhavan’s new Hulu Original Series THE BISEXUAL to its upcoming 30th anniversary edition.
Following the big announcement of Yen Tan’s award-winning AIDS drama 1985 as Opening Night Film, NewFest today announced the full lineup of more than 140 LGBT films from around the world for their 30th annual celebration.
Yen Tan’s powerful AIDS drama “1985” will open this year’s 30th anniversary of NewFest, one of the world’s most respected LGBT film festivals.
The 2017 NewFest, New York LGBT Film Festival wrapped earlier this week, and for the first time ever, the festival awarded prizes adjudicated by a jury.
NewFest, announced the full 2017 lineup featuring more than 140 LGBT narrative features, documentaries, episodic series and shorts.
The New York premiere of Anthony&Alex’s highly anticipated and acclaimed film SUSANNE BARTSCH: ON TOP will kick off this year’s 2017 NewFest.
The 2016 NewFest, New York’s LGBT Film Festival, concluded its 28th anniversary year with a sold-out screening of So Yong Kim’s LOVESONG starring Riley Keough and Jena Malone.
NewFest has added new films to what was already the festival’s largest slate ever. The festival will be hosting the U.S. Premiere of John Butler’s delightful Irish coming-of-age HANDSOME DEVIL
Emmy Award-nominated actor Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) will be receiving NewFest’s very first Voice & Visibility Award during the festival.
The 2015 NewFest, New York’s LGBT Film Festival, concluded its 27th anniversary year with a sold-out screening of GIRLS LOST. Following the Closing Night Gala screening, NewFest announced the 2015 Audience Award winning films. THOSE PEOPLE, directed by Joey Kuhn, won the Audience Award for Outstanding Feature Film, and THE SAME DIFFERENCE, directed by Nneka Onuorah, won the Audience Award for Outstanding Documentary Feature. THOSE PEOPLE, directed by Joey Kuhn, won the Audience Award for […]
The 27th NewFest will run October 22 to 27 at the newly renovated Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas, and today announced the lineup of nearly 100 LGBT films around the world. Opening night is the New York premiere of legendary filmmaker Peter Greenaway’s EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO (pictured above), a visually stunning, sexually explicit celebration of pioneering Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s gay coming of age during a trip to Mexico in the 1930s. The cinematic masterpiece, which had its world premiere […]
NewFest – The New York LGBT Film Festival – Announces Its 2014 Lineup; Karim Aïnouz’s FUTURO BEACH to Open, Bruce LaBruce’s GERONTOPHILIA to Close Fest
NewFest, New York’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Film Festival announced the complete feature film lineup for its 26th edition (July 24-29). NewFest is an annual showcase of the best of LGBT cinema, featuring works from renowned filmmakers as well as exciting discoveries. With a lineup of 16 narrative and five documentary features, this year’s group of films continues to carry out the festival’s mission of supporting diverse film communities and voices from around the world.
Lesli Klainberg, Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Executive Director said, “This marks the fourth year of having NewFest at the Film Society and we couldn’t be happier to continue our collaboration with Outfest. LGBT films and filmmakers are a vital part of cinema worldwide, and we are thrilled to offer this showcase on our screens each year.”
“In the year following spectacular LGBT civil rights advances across the country, the dynamic and fresh slate of 2014 NewFest films decisively demonstrates that artists and storytellers lead the charge in creating social change,” said Kristin Pepe (KP), Outfest’s Director of Programming.
Kicking off the 2014 festival is the New York City Premiere of Karim Aïnouz’s Futuro Beach, a visually stunning, emotionally resonant tale about three Brazilian men struggling across oceans of love, loss, and heartache. Closing out the festival is the New York premiere of Bruce LaBruce’s highly anticipated Gerontophila, a profound comedy about a handsome teen who refuses to feel shame about his unquenchable appetite for older men.
Coming on the heels of Gay Pride weekend is the announcement that NewFest, the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender film festival is coming to locations across New York city, July 21-28. The festival will open and close at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and will be headquartered throughout the week at Chelsea’s SVA Theater and Cinema Village. Special satellite screenings will be held at The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, […]