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New York's premier LGBT festival is taking place in hybrid form in 2021, and has a spectacular line-up, with cutting edge films from around the world as well as some natural crowd-pleasers.

The festival runs from 15 to 26 October.

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Just as the Earth is, our inner selves are made up of many layers that make up our identity and tell the story of our existence.
Nine-year-old Johnny sends his spirit into his babysitter Melanie and gets to be a woman for a day.
Two sex workers meet in a Berlin brothel. In a place where the female body is a commodity, they experience moments of happiness.
The Novice
The Novice
A queer college freshman who joins her university’s rowing team and undertakes an obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it to the top varsity boat, no matter the cost.
Two African-American women who can "pass" as white choose to live on opposite sides of the colour line in 1929 New York in an exploration of racial and gender identity, performance, obsession and repression.
Invisible: Gay Women In Southern Music
Invisible: Gay Women In Southern Music
This documentary explores a group of gay women songwriters who have successfully navigated the male dominated country music genre and have written number one hits for some of country music's greatest stars.
Under My Skin
Under My Skin
Denny, a free spirit and artist falls for Ryan, a strait-laced lawyer. When Denny questions gender their love is tested.
An intersex boy comes of age and explores the ambiguities of his identity and desires.
The director of a low-budget queer thriller tries to solve a violent murder mystery that threatens his set.
Make Me Famous
Make Me Famous
A madcap romp through the 1980s NYC art scene amid the colorful career of painter, Edward Brezinski, hell-bent on making it.
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NewFest Features

A different kind of horror
Mark Rapaport on taking risks and The Scary Of Sixty-First
All or nothing
Lauren Hadaway on obsession, self harm and shooting The Novice
Raising their voices
TJ Parsell on Nashville, misogyny and Invisible: Gay Women In Southern Music
In the picture
Brian Vincent on the art of Edward Brezinski and Make Me Famous
Bowled over
Lyle Kash on creating new narratives and making Death And Bowling
A Lebanese story
Eliane Raheb on showing the filmmaking process and making Miguel’s War
First contact
Brielle Brilliant on forming connections, becoming more free, and Firstness
Looking back, moving forward
Stephanie Lamorre on filming Narragansett life for Being Thunder
A natural thing
Park Kun-young on A Distant Place and the ongoing struggle for acceptance in South Korea
Between two women
Mari Walker, Pooya Mohseni and Lynn Chen discuss getting real in See You Then
Shouting and silence
Eugen Jebeleanu on homophobia, Poppy Field and moving from theatre to film

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