Frameline Voices

Frameline Voices features one film every month that highlights the stories of those in the LGBTQ+ community underserved by mainstream media.

Frameline Voices originally launched in 2011. From 2011-2016, this program hosted up to 125 films and received more than 3,500,000 hits from every country in the world, while also providing stipends to filmmakers in exchange for their work. The impact was great, but in 2017 Frameline relaunched Voices as a narrowed initiative to focus on just one title per month. Check out our film of the month below or click the link to the right to see all archived films, which remain online thanks to the generosity of these filmmakers.

Film of the Month


Steven Liang | 2016 | USA | 14m

Catch Frameline40 alum, Afuera, all-March-long!

The story of a Latina struggling to thrive at the intersection of her transgender and immigrant identities, this short narrative film debuted at the Los Angeles Film Festival and screened throughout the US. A short film that packs a punch, Afuera follows a day in the life of Jennifer (newcomer Jennifer London), who finds herself caught between her need to be herself and an ultimatum from her boyfriend Pedro (Santiago Malkuth). Afuera features all trans actresses playing the roles of trans women; a rarity in far too many LGBTQ+ films.