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.

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Rurangi
Rurangi
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'.
Tahara
Tahara
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
Kelet
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.
Forgotten Roads
Forgotten Roads
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.
Always Amber
Always Amber
Documentary about youngsters with fluid identities.
Killing Patient Zero
Killing Patient Zero
The story of the man wrongly identified as patient zero in the AIDS virus crisis.
Cicada
Cicada
A young man is forced to face past traumas when he embarks on a new relationship.
Breaking Fast
Breaking Fast
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.
Bloodsisters: Leather, Dykes And Sadomasochism
Bloodsisters: Leather, Dykes And Sadomasochism
Eight self-described leather dykes discuss queer politics, power and self-determination.
Julia Scotti: Funny That Way
Julia Scotti: Funny That Way
Documentary tracking Julia’s comeback, the rough life on the comedy circuit, and the return of her children after a 15-year estrangement.
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