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.
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.
NewFest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Payments/Gifts may be made by credit card online, or by mailing a check with your address, phone number and email to: The New Festival, Inc. 601 West 26th Street, Suite 325-95, New York, NY 10011. DUAL FESTIVAL PASSES include double the benefits of Individual Passes at a discounted price. 1 ANNUAL DISCOUNTS: Discounts range from 15-65%. See newfest.org/membership for full details. 2 EARLY PRIORITY TICKETING: You will be emailed when tickets go on sale for your category. Diamond All-Access Passholders do not need to purchases their own tickets, but may purchase guest tickets during this time. 3 PRIORITY SEATING: All members have access to the theater prior to the general public, up until 15 minutes prior to screening. Speed Pass seating allows entry at the highest priority without waiting in line. 4 FILMMAKER LOUNGE: General entry does not allow admission during private events. 5 TICKETLESS ENTRY: Diamond All-Access Passholders do not need to purchase tickets for screenings as seats will be held up to 15 minutes prior to showtimes. 6 RECOGNITION: To be listed in the Festival Program or on-screen at the Festival, Membership or Passes must be purchased 8 weeks prior to the Festival. 7 COMPLIMENTARY YEAR-ROUND TICKETS: A NewFest representative will help coordinate your tickets. Please inquire for desired events. 8 TALENT ENGAGEMENT: Available at events and on Red Carpets. Please inquire. 9 SPONSOR/NAMING OPPORTUNITY: Opportunity to name or sponsor an annual or festival program is based on level/gift amount. Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please Note: Membership, Festival Passes, and tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Memberships/Passes purchased before or during the annual Film Festival are applicable for that year’s Festival only. All annual Memberships and Passes must be renewed each year to gain benefits for the next Festival edition. Annual Memberships purchased within 60 days before the annual Festival will expire 60 days prior to the following year’s Festival.