Completion Fund

The Frameline Completion Fund 2017 cycle is now closed.

$25,000 in grants for queer films!

Submission deadline: October 31, 2017


The Frameline Completion Fund provides grants to emerging and established filmmakers. This program seeks to provide a much-needed source of financial contributions to artists who often struggle to secure funding to complete their works. 

Grants up to $5,000 are available for the completion of films that represent and reflect LGBTQ life in all its complexity and richness. 

For over a quarter century, Frameline has provided more than 140 grants to help ensure that LGBTQ films are completed and viewed by wider audiences. Films finished with assistance from the Frameline Completion Fund include CHAVELA, PARIAH, APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, CALL ME KUCHU, TO BE TAKEI, LAST CALL AT MAUD'S, THE NEW BLACK, BROTHER TO BROTHER, KUMU HINA, THE COCKETTES, VITO, FREEHELD, WE WERE HERE, and GUN HILL ROAD. 

Submissions are being accepted for documentary, narrative, experimental, animated or episodic projects about LGBTQ people and their communities. 

The Fund also seeks to bring new work to under-served audiences; with this in mind, we especially encourage applications by women, people of color and transgender persons.

Questions about the Completion Fund? Please email Kevin: kschaub@frameline.org

Awards will be announced in January 2018


Attention Documentary Filmmakers: The Frameline Completion Fund accepts The Documentary Core Application (for # 2 through #7 on our application)

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