The 26th edition of New York’s LGBT festival NewFest will run from July 24-29 and features 16 narrative and five documentary features.

The New York City premiere of Karim Aïnouz’s Futuro Beach opens NewFest, which is being staged in partnership with Outfest and the Film Society Of Lincoln Center, while Bruce LaBruce’s Gerontophila is the closing night selection.

The roster includes Stephan Haupt’s 2014 Berlinale Teddy Award winner The Circle, Patrik-Ian Polk’s Blackbird, Carter Smith’s Sundance entry Jamie Marks Is Dead and the world premiere of Kate Kunath’s We Came To Sweat: The Legend Of Starlite, a documentary about Brooklyn’s oldest gay bar.

“This marks the fourth year of having NewFest at the Film Society and we couldn’t be happier to continue our collaboration with Outfest,” said Film Society Of Lincoln Center’s executive director Lesli Klainberg.

“LGBT films and filmmakers are a vital part of cinema worldwide, and we are thrilled to offer this showcase on our screens each year.”

“In the year following spectacular LGBT civil rights advances across the country, the dynamic and fresh slate of 2014 NewFest films decisively demonstrates that artists and storytellers lead the charge in creating social change,” said Outfest director of programming Kristin Pepe.

For the full programme of events click here.