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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Queer Japan
Queer Japan
Trailblazing artists, activists, and everyday people from across the spectrum of gender and sexuality defy social norms and dare to live unconventional lives in this kaleidoscopic view of LGBTQ culture in contemporary Japan.
Siberia And Him
Siberia And Him
Two men have an affair in a remote Siberia.
A teenage girl on summer vacation in Los Angeles fights to survive after she falls in with four queer feminist vampires, who try to rid the city's streets of predatory men.
All We've Got
All We've Got
A personal exploration of LGBTQ women's communities, cultures, and social justice work through the lens of the physical spaces they create, from bars to bookstores to arts and political hubs.
Billie And Emma
Billie And Emma
A pregnant teenage girl falls in love with the new girl in school.
Drag Kids
Drag Kids
A documentary about four pre-teens who enjoy competing in drag pageants.
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.
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NewFest Features

Out in the rising sun
Graham Kolbeins on capturing the passions and politics of outsider communities in Queer Japan
Documenting the rainbow
The non-fiction highlights of this year's NewFest
In dreams
River Gallo on Ponyboi, telling intersex stories and the importance of fantasies

NewFest News

Temblores takes top prize at NewFest
Queen Of Lapa named best documentary

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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