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

NYC Balls: Voguing and Realness

DAVID BRONSTEIN AND MICHAEL USYK | 1991 | USA | 20 mins

The low-fi video piece NYC Balls: Voguing & Realness is a one-of-a-kind voyage into the early world of New York City balls in the late 1980s and early 1990s. This gritty 20-minute picture opens at the House of Omni Ball in 1988, and then cuts to the first ever museum-curated "Evening of House Music and Voguing" at El Museo Del Barrio, with Junior Vasquez spinning and influential designer Ms. Patricia Field (legendary designer for Sex and the City and Miami Vice) in the house that historic evening. These are the historic moments in the history of Voguing, and NYC Balls puts the viewer in the room where it happened.