Another year, another great line-up of cinema from around the world at one of the leading LGBTQ+ film festivals.

The festival runs from 12 to 23 October.

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Before I Change My Mind
Before I Change My Mind
1987: While the other students wonder if new kid Robin is a boy or a girl, Robin forges a complicated bond with the school bully, making increasingly dangerous choices to fit in.
Chrissy Judy
Chrissy Judy
When a man leaves the city to be with his boyfriend, his unstable best friend, with whom he used to perform drag, struggles to cope alone.
I'll Show You Mine
I'll Show You Mine
An author who made a career by examining her own trauma sits down to interview her nephew for a new book about his history as a model. Each of them reveal much more than expected and confront some of their most deeply hidden secrets.
All The Beauty And The Bloodshed
All The Beauty And The Bloodshed
The story of artist Nan Goldin and the downfall of the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty often blamed for the US opioid epidemic.
The Blue Caftan
The Blue Caftan
Halim and Mina own a small family tailor shop that specializes in sewing ceremonial caftans. Since traditional hand-crafted work is time-consuming, Halim decides to hire an assistant, Youssef. The presence of the attractive young man arouses long-suppressed feelings in Halim, something that does not go unnoticed by his wife Mina.
The Love
The Love
Moroccan-Dutch Karim returns to his family home and opens up to his parents about being attracted to men.
Wendell & Wild
Wendell & Wild
Two scheming demon brothers, Wendell and Wild, must face their arch-nemesis, the demon-dusting nun Sister Helly, and her two acolytes, the goth teens Kat and Raul.
The Inspection
The Inspection
Drama based on the filmmaker's own experiences as a gay man in Marine Corps basic training following a decade of living on the streets.
Two best friends find their bond upset by schoolmates.
Rule 34
Rule 34
A young woman studies criminal law and advocates for women's rights and at night she performs in front of a live sex cam. One night watching a film awakens her dark impulses for a more dangerous means of sexual gratification.
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NewFest Features

Rollercoaster ride
Trevor Anderson on getting closer to characters in Before I Change My Mind
Stitching in feelings
Maryam Touzani on the inspiration for The Blue Caftan and its emotional fabric
Everything under the stars
Gabriel Martins on life in a changing Brazil, and Mars One
A film that meant everything
Jeremy Pope and Elegance Bratton discuss making The Inspection
Out of the closet
Shariff Nasr on the importance of communication in The Love (El Houb)
"What comes first is love"
Micheal Rice on Black queer culture and making Black As U R
Walk through fear
Nan Goldin, Laura Poitras, Harry Cullen and Megan Kapler on All The Beauty And The Bloodshed
Extending her limits
Júlia Murat on violence, desire and patriarchal society, and Rule 34
Getting the bug
Carter Smith on queering horror in Swallowed
The preservation of life
Juliana Curi on the collaborative work behind Uýra – The Rising Forest
The substance of style
Kevin Hegge on Tramps! and the artistic legacy of the New Romantics
The outside story
Juan Felipe Zuleta, Matthew Jeffers and Sarah Hay on Unidentified Objects

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