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Help NY's Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans Film Festival raise funds to make sure its 23rd edition goes on without a hitch, despite rising costs.

NewFest (www.newfest.org) is NYC’s premier LGBT Film Festival. Please help us make our 23rd annual fest an event to remember!  

Joan Rivers and the Village Voice's Michael Musto at last year's post-screening Q&A of "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work." [Photo courtesy of Scott Pasfield]

Last year's festival included Peru's entry for last year's Foreign Language Oscar, "Undertow," the hilarious "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work," the Bahamian religious drama "Children of God," the heartwarming portrait of two lesbian yodelers from New Zealand, "The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls," "Bear City," and the Mindy Cohen-starrer "Violet Tendencies."  

Our 23rd annual edition in 2011 will take place from July 21 – 28 at Lincoln Center, SVA Theatre, BAM, Harlem Stage and JCC Manhattan.  We are asking for your support to help defray the rising cost of venue rental and enable us to bring more filmmakers to New York from out of town.

Every little bit counts!

NewFest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and all donations are tax-deductible.  Donations that take advantage of our incentives have been notated with the amount of the donation that is considered tax-deductible.

**Please note that all incentives will only be available on site at this year's festival or via email.  No incentives will be sent via postal mail.

Special thanks to Scott Pasfield for providing the images included in our Kickstarter video.

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