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K.C. Price is Frameline’s Executive Director, keeping an eye on everything and leading staff to be visionary stewards of LGBT media. He also works on programming for the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. Prior to working at Frameline, K.C. was the Managing Director of the Ninth Street Independent Film Center, a media arts facility that serves as Frameline’s home, along with housing seven other amazing indie film groups. K.C.’s been working in media arts nonprofits for twelve years, including stints on film juries and grants panels. A North Carolina native, he earned an MA from George Washington University, where he was a Fellow of the University’s Graduate School of Arts.
Director of Exhibition & Programming
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Des Buford has broad experience on the film festival circuit, having worked over the past decade at Frameline, Outfest, SFIAAFF, and the Mill Valley Film Festival. She earned her B.A. from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, with a minor in LGBT Studies.
Des joined Frameline in 2003 and has played a consistent and crucial role in the organization as a programmer for our year round exhibition programs and for the Festival. She has also led the inner workings of Frameline's signature Festival, as well as strengthened the organization's ties with local and national partner organizations. Recently, Des was featured in The Advocate's Forty Under 40, a list of influential LGBT figures in media and politics. Des is honored to continue Frameline's legacy of bringing the brightest and highest quality LGBT cinema to our communities.
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Lyudmila Aronova is the Senior Accountant at Frameline. She received a B.S. from San Francisco State University and has extensive experience with non-profits and film festivals, having worked in finance and administration for over 15 years. Outside of work, Lyudmila enjoys spending time with her daughter.
Membership & Office Manager
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Daniel Balugay is a Bay Area native and a proud Filipino-American. A champion of nonprofit and community service, Daniel can't sit still when there's work to be done. Having volunteered with us for several years at our festival before being recruited as a Volunteer Captain, he is thrilled to be working even more closely with the organization as our Membership & Office Manager.
Daniel is truly happy to call Frameline home, where his passion for LGBT films can help change the arts, as well as social and political landscapes.
When he’s not on the go, Daniel loves rooting for the World Series Championship team, the SF Giants, adventure sports, geeky online research, and zipping around the Bay Area in any convertible he can get his hands on.
Digital Media Coordinator
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Originally from merry ol' England, Jason Boyce found his way to San Francisco and refused to leave. After receiving his BA in Cinema Production at SF State in 2005, he began looking for ways to marry his love of film production and social activism. That came together when he joined Frameline in 2011, handling digital media for the Frameline Voices program.
Sharing moving films with LGBT youth and minorities and inspiring the next generation of filmmakers, Jason feels truly at home with Frameline and is always looking forward to the next project.
When not at Frameline, Jason teaches media literacy & film production programs, mentoring at-risk teens across the Bay Area, working on social justice documentaries, and hanging with his bird, Fred.
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A native New Yorker, Alex joined Frameline in 2010. As Communications Manager, he connects Frameline locally and internationally through social media and website management, branding and marketing, and fostering partnerships with like-minded community organizations. A new media enthusiast, Alex is passionate about the way we use the internet to cultivate communities and how those connections translate into "real life" interactions.
Outside of work, you can find Alex loving other people's dogs, feasting at sunny barbecues, and riding his bike around the East Bay.
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Originally from the windy city of Chicago, Nick joined Frameline in 2011 working in the Operations Department of the Festival, and is now delighted to be switching roles as the Sponsorship Associate for Frameline38. He spends his time developing and strengthening partnerships with businesses and organizations for the Festival. Prior to working at Frameline, Nick worked as a Development Assistant at the UCSF Alliance Health Project and received a B.A. in Film from Bard College. On the weekends, Nick is a proud Box Office Manager of San Francisco’s Roxie Theater and can often be spotted in the theater’s little glass booth on 16th Street.
Youth in Motion Outreach Coordinator
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Taylor Hodges, born and raised in Portland, Oregon, became enamored with the Bay Area while obtaining her B.A. in English at Stanford University. She joined Frameline as the Youth In Motion Outreach Coordinator in 2013. Prior to Frameline, Taylor spent nine years wearing multiple hats at Tonkon Torp LLP and three years at the Stanford LGBT Community Resources Center as a community outreach specialist and mentor to LGBTQ freshmen. Now, she spends her days connecting with GSA organizations across the nation to increase LGBTQ youth access to Youth In Motion films. When not at Frameline, Taylor interns at Aunt Lute Books, a multicultural women’s press in San Francisco dedicated to publishing literature by women whose voices have been traditionally underrepresented in mainstream and small press publishing.
Director of Development
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Jennifer Kim is the Director of Development for Frameline, which is a nice way to say she spends her time trying to raise money and take care of donors. Jennifer has over fifteen years of senior level experience in fundraising, nonprofit management, and philanthropic services, and has been known to get excited about revised IRS publications. Jennifer grew up in the Southwest and got her business degree at The University of Texas at Austin. When she’s not at Frameline, you may find her out with her dogs or thinking about her next meal.
Director of Strategic Partnerships & Senior Programmer
Originally from the island of Tasmania, Frances fell in love with the all things American, so she got a dinghy (not a dingo!) and rowed across the Pacific. Having worked for Frameline’s Film Festival for almost a decade, Frances is proud to be a part of this historical queer world event that wows audiences annually. Frances resides in New York City and acts as Frameline's point-of-contact on the East Coast.
Frances studied film producing and screenwriting at New York University and worked as Film Festival Manager & Programmer for the CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival in New York. She has established relationships with major broadcast channels and distributors to support Frameline's high-quality LGBT programming and facilitate industry connections with independent filmmakers. Frances loves the people she works with and feels blessed to be part of this fab-queer community.
Director of Educational Programming & Acquisitions
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A Chicago native with Bay Area flair, Alexis Whitham first began working for Frameline in 2009, and made the rounds from publications to print traffic before joining the programming team for Frameline35. Now in Frameline Distribution, Alexis spends most of her time communicating with friendly filmmakers, navigating the depths of FileMakerPro, and trying to get amazing queer films into the hands of the youth of the world. In her spare time Alexis enjoys good food, great friends, organizing impromptu Oakland sporting events, and scheming to defeat co-workers in bake-off challenges.
Programming & Hospitality Associate
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Hailing from the deserts and mountains of Southern California, Kolmel joined Frameline in 2010 as Operations Manager and is now proud to switch gears into a new position as the Programming & Hospitality Associate for Frameline37. Coming from a film, performance and production background, Kolmel received their BFA from UCLA in Fine Arts and a MFA from USC in 2008. They are one of the few LAers who plays for both teams.
Outside of work, Kolmel makes films, curates and performs. You may see them any given night in drag, at the Roxie, eating oysters or at their monthly performance night The News celebrating new queer performance at SOMArts Cultural Center.