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Festival Awards

The Frameline Award

Established in 1986, the Frameline Award is given every year to a person or entity that has made a major contribution to LGBT representation in film, television, or the media arts. Past honorees range from film historian and author Vito Russo, to Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan, Frameline festival founders, avant-garde lesbian filmmaker Barbara Hammer, drag artiste extraordinaire Divine, longtime Frameline Executive Director Michael Lumpkin, producer Christine Vachon, producer/distributor Marcus Hu, comedien/activist Margaret Cho, and visionary distributor Wolfe Video.

The Frameline Festival Audience Awards

Since 1984 our festival audience has been responsible for selecting the Best Feature Film ($2,000), Best Documentary Film ($2,000) and Best Short Film ($1,000) of the Festival.