Check Out NewFest, NYC's LGBTQ+ Film Festival

October 17, 2022 Desiree Homer

It’s the 34th Annual LGBTQ+ Film Festival, and it’s happening now through October 25th! This year’s hybrid series of events introduces an exciting lineup of documentaries, narratives, television series, short films, parties, panel discussions, and so much more! It’s NewFest, and it’s giving voice and visibility to the LGBTQ+ community through films and programming!

See the Full Lineup Here: 

Get Your Passes Here: 

Sign up for Ongoing Updates Here: 

Become a NewFest Member Here: 

About NewFest

Originally founded back in 1988, NewFest is proud to be New York City’s largest presenter of LGBTQ+ media and film. And it continues to be the biggest gathering force of LGBTQ+ audiences in The Big Apple.

Over the years, NewFest presented incredible theatrical and advanced screening premieres of the following:

  • Paris Is Burning
  • Hedwig & the Angry Inch
  • High Art
  • Boy Erased
  • Rafiki
  • The Watermelon Woman
  • Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt
  • Moonlight
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Welcome to Chechnya
  • Rocketman
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Weekend

And if you’re interested in exploring ground-breaking filmmakers, check out these big-name innovators who have all screened at NewFest.

  • Todd Haynes
  • Lisa Cholodenko
  • Cheryl Dunye
  • Greg Berlanti
  • Rhys Ernst
  • John Cameron Mitchell
  • Luca Gudagnino
  • David France
  • Barry Jenkins
  • Sidra Smith

How to Watch Films & Panel Sessions

NewFest suggests the best way to experience this year's festival is by purchasing a Pass. The Virtual All-Access Pass will provide you viewing privileges for every virtual film screening. There are also Silver, Gold, as well as Diamond Passes to offer in-person and premium benefits. If you're interested in the in-person screenings, here are the NYC venues:

SVA Theatre – 333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011

The LGBT Community Center – 208 W 13 St, New York, NY 10011

BAM Rose Cinemas – 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park – 188 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215

If you’re a movie enthusiast interested in supporting the LGBTQ+ community, check out the complete roster of film screenings and events at this year’s NewFest! If you have questions, you can connect with NewFest at their virtual Headquarters:


Phone: (929) 480-FEST

And keep up with the very latest NYC events and goings on with EMRG Media! We’re always sharing ways to support NYC’s community events, celebrations, and entertainment!

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