First Feature Award
For over 20 years, Frameline has presented the annual juried First Feature Award to a notable narrative feature from an emerging voice in LGBTQ+ cinema. Previous groundbreaking winners have included Something Must Break (dir Ester Martin Bergsmark), Head On (dir Ana Kokkinos), Facing Mirrors (dir Negar Azarbayjani), Undertow (dir Javier Fuentes-León), and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (dir John Cameron Mitchell). Since 2020, Frameline is proud to partner with the San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle to jury this award.
This year's eligible first features:
Boy Meets Boy, dir Daniel Levithan
Firebird, dir Peeter Rebane
The Greenhouse, dir Thomas Wilson-White
Jump, Darling, dir Phil Connell
Language Lessons, dir Natalie Morales
Ma Belle, My Beauty, dir Marion Hill
Metamorphosis, dir Jose Enrique Tiglao
Milkwater, dir Morgan Ingari
Nico, dir Eline Gehring
Sweetheart, dir Marley Morrison
Walking with Shadows, dir Aoife O'Kelly
In another annual award tradition, Frameline audiences can weigh in on their favorites of the festival by voting for our Audience Awards.
How to vote:
Vote for the Audience Award by using the star rating system on watch.frameline.org (not available on TV apps).
Drive-In or Theatrical Screenings:
Please refer to the text voting instructions which will appear on the screen directly following the film.
Last year's AT&T Audience Award Winners: