Call For #NEWFEST2021 Film Submissions
Calling all filmmakers! Submissions for #NEWFEST2021 are officially open! Submissions can be made at filmfreeway.com/newfest.
Following a breakthrough hybrid festival, which took place virtually and at drive-ins this past fall, NewFest will celebrate their 33rd annual edition of The New York LGBTQ Film Festival in October 2021 with multiple days of premieres, panels, and parties that attract audiences, filmmakers, tastemakers, and leaders in both media and the LGBTQ community. NewFest’s collection of narratives, documentaries, and shorts portrays diverse and compelling stories from across the LGBTQ spectrum. Event listings for NewFest’s year-round virtual programming and updates on the festival can be found at their website, via their mailing list, and on social media.
As part of NewFest’s Black Filmmakers Initiative, they are currently waiving festival submission fees for Black filmmakers with LGBTQ stories centering Black characters and voices. To request a waiver code, please email email@example.com with information on your completed and eligible project.
*(due to ongoing regulations around COVID-19, exact dates within October 2021 are subject to change)
ABOUT #NEWFEST2021 FILM FESTIVAL
Founded in 1988, The New York LGBTQ Film Festival is one of the world’s largest and most respected annual celebrations of the year’s best queer films from the U.S. and abroad—featuring over 160 films from more than 30 countries, as well as special events that bring together filmmakers, celebrities, movie lovers, industry professionals, and the LGBTQ community.
Festival will take place October 15-26, 2021*
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