NewFest: The New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival put on by The New Festival, Inc., is one of the most comprehensive forums of international LGBTfilm/video in the world.
Founded in 1988, The New Festival, Inc is a non-profit media arts organization dedicated to showcasing the newest and best LGBTmedia for the greater New Yorkmetropolitan area. Programming includes the annual NewFest: The New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival; and NewFest@BAM an annual "Best of NewFest" showcase at the landmark Brooklyn Academy of Music's Rose Cinemas.
NewFest is in the process of merging with Outfest, The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, to create a national LGBT media arts organization. This merger is expected to be complete in 2014.