Frameline Voices

Frameline Voices spotlights diverse LGBTQ+ storytellers, providing a platform to exhibit their work.

Frameline Voices is a curated program of short films and episodic content representing experiences unique to LGBTQ+ people and communities. Voices fosters career advancement for queer and gender non-binary creators through the exhibition of their work. Voices will improve and equalize mainstream media representations of LGBTQ+ people through content distribution and career development of LGBTQ+ creators.

4 Fruit Bites
Dir.  Dave Quantic | 2021 | USA | 8m
An introduction to four unique queer, trans, and genderqueer voices as featured in the Fruitbowl Podcast. Watch trailer

Blackness is Everything
Dir. Alba Roland Mejia | 2021 | USA | 5min
This experimental/performative short film celebrates the diversity of the Black diaspora in the Bay Area. Watch Trailer

Flex
Dir. Matt Porter | 2020 | USA | 16min
Charles explores the gray areas of his own sexuality after going through an unexpected breakup. Starring Charles Gould (Bonding, Frameline42), Charles Rogers (Search PartyMen Don’t Whisper, Frameline42), and Brianna Baker (Suicide Kale,  Frameline40). Watch Trailer

Luv U Cuz
Dir. Eric Pumphrey | 2021 | USA | 15min
Set in a not-too-distant future, two cousins bond over the course of a night on the town, until their relationship is tested in more ways than one. Watch Trailer

My Aunties
Dir. Richard O'Connor | 2020 | USA | 3min
Raised by gay parents in the early 1980s, Stefan Lynch was cared for and loved by a group of adults, largely gay men, who he called his “aunties.” Stefan remembers the succession of AIDS-related illnesses in his family, but even in the face of sickness and loss, his aunties showed him how to survive and care for one another. Watch Trailer

Noor & Layla
Dir.  Fawzia Mirza | 2021 | Canada | 13m
Noor and Layla are breaking up. Is it the end of the road for these two Muslim women… or is it just the beginning? Watch Trailer

The Rogers
Dirs.  Joe Wilson & Dean Hamer | 2020 | USA | 16m
An intimate glimpse of the first visible group of transgender men in the Pacific Islands: the Rogers of Samoa. From the loneliness of family rejection and homelessness to the camaraderie of church, cooking, and dance, their stories reveal the challenges and possibilities of life in an island society rooted in culture and tradition. Watch Trailer

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.