In a world dominated by formulaic and oversimplified images in commercial media, independent LGBT film is a vital and necessary alternative.
Throughout its thirty-eight year history, Frameline has consistently supported LGBT filmmakers through grants, awards and programs.
Maverick queer filmmakers reflect the diversity of our communities and ask the questions central to our lives. Filmmaking is a very expensive art form, yet the resources available to LGBT filmmakers are highly limited. Unlike studio filmmakers, independent artists struggle to secure the funding needed to complete works and support future projects.
Frameline’s Filmmaker Support Program seeks to provide grants, awards and training to ensure that new LGBT films make it to the screen—and to eagerly awaiting audiences.
Launched in 2005 as the Youth Filmmaker Workshop, Frameline expanded this culturally significant project in 2006 to include and integrate LGBT elders. Generations is a two-part workshop that teaches media literacy and technical skills while fostering creativity and self-expression among elders and young adults.