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Submit Your Film

Submissions for Frameline40 are now closed.

Founded in 1977, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival is the longest-running, largest and most widely recognized LGBTQ film exhibition event in the world. As a community event with an annual attendance of over 63,000, the Festival is the most prominent and well-attended LGBTQ arts program in the Bay Area.

FRAMELINE40 is a competitive film festival with cash prizes attached to each of our Audience Awards for Best Feature, Best Documentary and Best Short. Frameline40 also has two juried awards for Outstanding First Feature and Outstanding Documentary Feature.


Deadlines & Entry Fees

Earlybird Deadline:  December 15, 2015 - $20.00
• Regular Deadline: January 20, 2016 -  $35.00
Late Deadline: February 17, 2016 -   $60.00
Online Only Extended Deadline: February 27, 2016 -   $70.00


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The San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival accepts online entries submitted via FilmFreeway.com or Withoutabox.com, which provide cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world. Film Freeway's and Withoutabox’s internet-only submission platforms feature online applications via one master entry form, online fee payments, press kits, and the option to use Secure Online Screeners, an economical, eco-friendly, and secure alternative to traditional hard-copy DVD submissions.

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