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.

2021 Voices Collection:

Carving Space
Dir. Annie Dean-Ganek | 16min
Unity Skateboarding, founded in 2016 by Jeffrey Cheung and his partner Gabriel Ramirez in Oakland, seeks to create a safe space and visibility for queer skateboarders within the hetero-masculine mainstream skateboarding culture. Carving Space follows Unity and affiliated queer skate activists—including 2019 US Olympic Skateboarding team member, Leo Baker—as they provide spaces and voices to the often-overlooked queer community.

Dir. Joseph Amenta | 13min
A queer teenage boy takes his younger sister on an adventure wearing face paint and glitter on her tenth birthday. These colorful bandits move through their environments experiencing small joys while turning a blind eye to reality. It isn't until their celebration is interrupted that the cost of their freedom is exposed. Watch now on YouTube!

Mr. Navajo
Dir. Jasper Rischen & Saila Huusko | 14min
Zachariah George is a twenty-five-year-old Native American living in the rural outcrop of White Rock, New Mexico. Going by the moniker Mr. Navajo, George wears two hats; the first as a public figure renowned for event speaking and singing in the Navajo language, the second is as an advocate for LGBT communities.

Were You Gay in High School?
Dir. Niki Ang | 13min
Two queer women recall their awkward, closeted high school days of kissing boys and straight-girl crushes.

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