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This year's Newfest is a blend of virtual and drive-in screenings. It opens with fossil-hunting romance Ammonite, which stars Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan. We're still adding details so please bear with us.
The festival runs from 16 to 27 October.
View Films by Strand:
- Documentary Feature Competition
- International Narrative Features
- Legacy Screening
- US Narrative Feature Competition
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Newfest Latest Reviews
In 1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
Burnt-out trans activist Caz returns to the rural dairy community he fled before transition, to reconnect with his father. As father and son reconcile, Caz finds new purpose, spearheading the town's environmental fight against 'Big Dairy'.
A queer, coming of age drama set in Rochester, NY about an anxious teen girl who is manipulated into a romantic encounter with her best friend during the funeral service of their former Hebrew school classmate.
Kelet is a young Somali trans woman who dreams of becoming a Vogue model. Leaving her family in Manchester to return to her childhood home in Finland, she draws on the support of her friends in the Vogue community to immerse herself in Helsinki's glamour.
A lonely widow from the countryside moves in with her daughter in a small, conservative town, and falls in love with an independent married woman who sings in a bar.
Documentary about youngsters with fluid identities.
The story of the man wrongly identified as patient zero in the AIDS virus crisis.
A young man is forced to face past traumas when he embarks on a new relationship.
Mo, a practising Muslim living in West Hollywood, is learning to navigate life post heartbreak. Enter Kal, an All-American guy who surprises Mo by offering to break fast with him during the holy month of Ramadan.
Eight self-described leather dykes discuss queer politics, power and self-determination.
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
Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Estonia's film showcase
Celebration of factual film
French Film Festival
UK wide celebration of Gallic film
London Korean Film Festival
The 15th edition includes digital screenings.