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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.
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.
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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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    A thank you note from the NewFest staff. We appreciate every single little bit that you can do to help us make our goal!

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    Two (2) Tickets to a special TBA NewFest secret screening.

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    One (1) free NewFest T-shirt;
    VIP Advance Ticket Purchase;
    VIP Discount on Ticket Purchases;
    VIP Priority Entrance to All NewFest Screenings;
    Community Membership to IFP ($35 Value)

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    Four (4) Free Tickets to non-gala screenings of your choice.

    [And everything above...Tax deductible value: $32]

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    Four (4) More Free Tickets to non-gala screenings of your choice

    [And everything above...Tax deductible value: $58]

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    Two (2) Tickets to EITHER Opening or Closing Night screenings + after-parties;
    Listed in Festival Program

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    Two (2) Tickets to BOTH Opening and Closing Night screenings + after-parties;
    Two (2) More Free Tickets to non-gala screenings of your choice;
    Listed in Festival Program

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    One (1) All-Access Pass for ALL festival events;
    One (1) free NewFest T-shirt;
    One (1) Invitation to all VIP parties and mixers through-out the festival;
    Two (2) Tickets to a special TBA NewFest secret screening;
    Listed in Festival Program

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    Two (2) All-Access Pass for ALL festival events;
    Two (2) free NewFest T-shirt;
    Two (2) Invitations to all VIP parties and mixers through-out the festival;
    Two (2) Tickets to a special TBA NewFest secret screening;
    Listed in Festival Program

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