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Win Free Tickets – NewFest Networking Brunch & Potiche

Written by: FFT Webmaster | March 21st, 2011

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The first benefit of NewFest membership is Pride.

When you support NewFest with your membership dollars, at any level, you are expressing LGBT pride in a very important way – because you are helping to give greater visibility to films that tell our truths. At a time when corporations are pulling back from sponsorship, your membership dollars make the crucial difference in our ability to bring you the very best in LGBT film, and our ability to support filmmakers who take risks. We’re not only grateful for your support, it comes with benefits!

Guarantee your seat at our Opening (July 21st) and Closing Night (July 28th) Gala Screenings at Lincoln Center.

Opening and closing night seating will be limited – and you can be sure they’ll be the hot tickets to what will be the LGBT film event of the summer. NewFest members will have the first opportunity to buy tickets. And if you join at the Major Donor level, you’ll be guaranteed two seats.

Join at Major Donor level before April 1st for discounted price of $1000.

Click here to express your pride by supporting
NewFest and LGBT film with your membership.



Join NewFest and dot429 for Brunch
March 27th, 11am to 3:30pm
Tribeca Grand Hotel


Join us at the Tribeca Grand Hotel Salon for the highly social professional networking brunch that dot429 has become known for. There will be a full brunch menu and of course there’ll be Mimosas. NewFest filmmakers, including Rodney Evans and Kimberly Reed, will take part in a lively discussion on the direction of LGBT film and its importance to our community.

$40 prior to event, $45 at the door.

Make your reservations at the dot429 website (and while you’re there be sure to join this important new LGBT online resource).


Enter to win a pair of tickets to PoticheThe new Francois Ozon & Catherine Deneuve comedy opens Friday, March 25th.


NewFest is pleased to give away 4 pairs of tickets to Potiche (Trophy Wife) at the Chelsea Clearview a wild romp about a wealthy, neglected 70’s housewife (Catherine Deneuve), who must step into her husband’s role as head of the family umbrella factory when he falls ill. Our heroine transforms from submissive wife and mother to confident businesswoman with high comedy – and a spectacular array of hair and wardrobe styles. Acclaimed writer-director François Ozon (“Swimming Pool,” “Under the Sand,” “Time to Leave”, “8 Women”), creates a satirical and hilarious take on the war between the sexes and classes.

The New York Times said “With a frothy, sophisticated, quick-witted script, Ms. Deneuve is a joy to behold in one of her most finely tuned, raciest and most gripping performances.”

To enter the draw for a pair of tickets, send an email by March 18th to with Potiche Giveaway as the subject and  your details in the body of the email.  Winners will receive passes by email that are good for MON – THU screenings while the film is playing at the Clearview.

Potiche opens Friday, March 25th at:
Clearview Chelsea Cinemas,
260 West 23rd Street, NY NY  10011
Angelika Film Center, 18 West Houston St., New York, NY  10012
The Paris Theatre,
4 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019



It’s that time of year!
To enter your work, please go to Withoutabox.
Be sure to read the rules and regulations.

The final deadline is March 31st, 2011. NewFest accepts Narrative
and Documentary films and videos (both features and shorts).
We also welcome submissions for our NewDraft Screenplay Competition.

Remember, the date for NewFest has changed this year,
with the Festival opening on July 21st.

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