Get priority access to the best of LGBT film and events, both at our 30th annual international film festival (October 24th-30th, 2018) and at year-round screenings and events throughout the city. See films before anyone else, engage in cast and crew talkbacks, and support filmmakers who give voice and visibility to the full spectrum of LGBT stories. Plus, membership is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
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NewFest’s year-round programs shine a light on the full diversity of the LGBTQ community, and our mission is to share these programs with as many participants across New York City as possible.
Your generosity helps keep our programs running, and helps us to create new ways to engage our communities through the lens of LGBTQ film.
From screening programs like New York’s LGBT Film Festival and the accessible year-round series NewFest at The Center Presents, to educational and empowerment programs like the New Voices Filmmaker Grant and an After School Program for High School students, your contributions go a long way to sharing and creating the stories of the LGBTQ community.
We’re so grateful for your gift!
Free Ticketing Campaign
It’s so important for everyone in our community to see themselves represented on screen, and to feel like they’re not alone. NewFest creates safe spaces for the LGBTQ community to come together, and our Free Ticketing Campaign allows those who cannot afford tickets, or might otherwise feel disengaged, to be an active part of screenings and conversations.
From LGBTQ youth and seniors to low-income individuals, NewFest offers free tickets to every screening program. Through 50+ community organization partners like SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders), the Ali Forney Center for Homeless Youth, The Trevor Project and Callen-Lorde, NewFest distributes tickets so everyone feels engaged in the stories that affect us all.
We thank you for your gift to support this important program.
In honor of NewFest’s 30th Anniversary in 2018, we invite you to join our 30+30 Campaign to create NEW youth educational and empowerment programs, and to extend our current community outreach throughout the five boroughs.
These efforts will ensure the next generation of emerging voices has the tools and resources needed to tell their unique stories, as well as a platform for their diverse works to be seen and celebrated.
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NewFest is a 501(C)(3) and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Dual Memberships include double the benefits of an individual membership, at a discounted price. 1 Advanced Access to Tickets: You will be notified when tickets will go on sale for your category. 2 Festival Seating Lines: All members have access to the theater prior to the general public, up until a designated cut-off time. Speed Pass seating allows entry to the theater at the highest priority. 3 Opportunity to Sponsor a Film: For information on Shining Star benefits please contact NewFest. * Limit two tickets per screening. Does not include Opening or Closing Night. ** To be listed in the 2016 Festival Program, you must become a member by 9/28/2016. *** All-Access Pass provides admission for one to all festival screenings and events, including Opening and Closing Night. All-Access Pass Holders will receive an email about how to reserve their tickets. We will have your tickets ready at the NewFest membership table (located in the lobby at Bowtie Theater). The theater opens to ticket holders 10-15 minutes before screening time and any unclaimed seats will be sold to the rush line.
- NewFest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. You may pay for your membership with VISA, Mastercard, or AMEX, or via check. For credit card orders please fill in all necessary information and click on SUBMIT to send the information. If paying by check, print out the completed form and mail to our office at the address below. The New Festival, Inc. c/o Steve Mendelsohn 100 Riverside Drive, #13E New York, NY 10024. Please Note: All membership and ticket purchases are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Memberships purchased before or during a specific edition of NewFest relate to that specific festival edition only. Memberships must be renewed each year to gain benefits for the next festival edition. Thus, if you were a NewFest 2015 member, you will need to renew your membership to receive benefits for NewFest 2016.