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The world needs queer film. Frameline needs you!

The anti-LGBTQ+ movement has gained momentum as we've never seen. Queer organizations like Frameline must contend not only with this hatred, but also with reduced resources, skyrocketing inflation, and emerging from a pandemic.

You can help. Your gifts today will sustain Frameline and the queer-affirming work the we've proudly led for nearly half a century. Through all of our programs - Frameline Distribution, Frameline Voices, and Frameline Completion Fund - we've broadened LGBTQ+ empathy and changed countless hearts and minds. We use this love to drive out hate.

While much progress has been achieved, much remains ahead. Please consider a generous, tax-deductible gift today to ensure Frameline’s continued liberation of LGBTQ+ voices—for current and future generations.

"On the heels of the 2020s, there continues to be an urgent need for LGBTQ+ films and filmmakers to have institutional forms of support to get our work funded, exhibited and distributed. Frameline has been that go-to institution for us for over 40 years. We need to make sure that Frameline continues to thrive and remain vital for an entirely new generation of LGBTQ+ filmmakers and audiences."Cheryl Dunye, Liberian-American film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, and actress

Who we are—and always have been.

Frameline's mission is to change the world through the power of queer cinema. As a media arts charitable nonprofit, Frameline connects LGBTQ+ filmmakers to broad audiences in the Bay Area and around the world:

• Exhibition. Founded in 1977, the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival ("Frameline") is the longest-running, largest, and most widely recognized LGBTQ+ film exhibition event in the world.
Distribution. Established in 1981, Frameline Distribution is the only nonprofit distributor that solely caters to LGBTQ+ film. In 2008, we launched Youth in Motion, a program that provides free LGBTQ+ films and curriculum resources to middle and high schools in all 50 states.
Filmmaker Support. Since 1990, more than 150 films and videos have been completed with assistance from the Frameline Completion Fund. Once completed, these films often go on to receive international exposure.

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Arts & Culture


145 9TH ST STE 300


(415) 703-8650