NewFest reveals opening, closing films

Screenplay competition also on tap this year

NEW YORK -- The 20th annual NewFest -- the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Film Festival -- will open with Stewart Wade's romantic comedy "Tru Loved" and close with Tom Gustafson's fantasy film "Were the World Mine."

The fest also introduces the NewDraft Screenplay Competition & Reading Series, which selects two winning scripts for public readings this year and next year. Three previously staged readings at the fest, including the script for "Mine," went on to be produced features.

The event also introduces the John Outcalt NewFest Lounge inside the HK Lounge, which filmmakers and audiences can visit between screenings. NewFest runs June 5-15 in Manhattan.
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