Founded in 1977, Frameline is one the world’s leading distributors of films made by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender filmmakers and presents an annual festival of LGBT films to over 60,000 Bay Area audience members each summer. The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival includes high quality narrative, documentary, animated and short-subject films made by local and international LGBT filmmakers. With a third general operating support grant, Frameline will pursue new community engagement programs to increase the diversity of its festival audiences, will continue its work as the leading distributor of LGBT films to educational institutions, and will work towards fully eliminating its operating deficit under the leadership of a new executive director ($135,000/2; 5% of budget).
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
Frameline is the longest running exhibitor, and a leading distributor, of films made by LGBTQ filmmakers. Each year, it reaches 60,000 people through its widely recognized film festival. In addition, Frameline promotes a broad array of LGBTQ representations through its national education program for youth, free online streaming services, grants to filmmakers, and film distribution services. This grant to Frameline advances the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.