The 31st edition of NewFest opens with Mike Doyle’s romantic comedy Sell By and closes with Rodrigo Bellott’s award winning film Tu Me Manques. It features a diverse international line-up with films from 32 countries and several galas and special screenings.

The festival runs from 23 to 29 October.

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Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life
Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life
Behind the scenes with Israeli global gay-porn sensation and self-admitted mama’s boy Jonathan Agassi during his first eight years in the business.
A Dog Barking At The Moon
A Dog Barking At The Moon
A Chinese family saga, told in different periods of time, commencing with the wife’s discovery of her husband’s homosexuality.
Brief Story From The Green Planet
Brief Story From The Green Planet
When Tania finds out that her grandma has spent her final years in the caring company of a cute purple alien, she embarks on a journey through small-town Argentina with two close friends to deliver the creature back to its origins.
Queen Of Lapa
Queen Of Lapa
A proud transgender sex worker since the age of 11, Luana Muniz, now 59, shapes a new reality in her 'hostel' by housing a new generation of transgender sex workers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Shiny Shrimps
The Shiny Shrimps
When a champion Olympic swimmer utters a homophobic slur on national television, he is forced to become the reluctant coach of the Shiny Shrimps, a flamboyant and outrageous water polo team in training for the Gay Games in Croatia.
Tu Me Manques
Tu Me Manques
Following his son Gabriel’s death, Jorge travels from conservative Bolivia to New York City to confront Gabriel’s boyfriend Sebastian. While the two battle over Jorge’s inability to accept his son, Sebastian channels his grief into a bold new play in honour of his lost love.
The Archivettes
The Archivettes
A documentary about the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians.
Cubby
Cubby
Resorting to babysitting for an elite Brooklyn family, an awkward young man discovers hope and self-discipline through his friendship with a lonely six-year-old, and the adult superhero Leather-Man who is conjured from a psychedelic cupcake.
Second Star On The Right
Second Star On The Right
Unexpected unemployment and a friend's wedding force a thirtysomething woman to confront her dissatisfaction with her life.
Queering The Script
Queering The Script
A discussion of the sometimes inspiring yet often troubled history of queer female representation on television.
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