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Submissions for Frameline47 are now closed.

Founded in 1977,  Frameline, 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 in-person attendance of 63,000 (and 89,000 including online streaming), the Festival is the most prominent and well-attended LGBTQ+ arts program in the Bay Area.

Join us at the Festival in June of 2023!

Frameline47 will be a competitive film festival with three juried awards for Outstanding First Feature, Best Narrative Short, and Best Documentary Short. Frameline47 will also have cash prizes attached to each of the three Audience Awards for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, and Best Short. Introduced in 2022, the Out in the Silence Award is an annual honor conferred to an outstanding film project that highlights brave acts of visibility, especially in places where such acts are rare and unexpected because of the dominant systems that make it difficult for LGBTQ+ people to live authentic lives.

Student discounts available. Learn more during the application process.

Application Deadlines:
Opening Date: November 1, 2022
Earlybird Deadline: December 4, 2022

Regular Deadline: January 22, 2023
Late Deadline: February 12, 2023

Extended Deadline: March 1, 2023


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