Completion Fund

The Frameline Completion Fund 2018 cycle closed on October 31, 2018.

Awards will be announced in January, 2019.


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+ film/video projects are completed and viewed by wider audiences. Projects finished with assistance from the Frameline Completion Fund include CALL HER GANDA, 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.

The Fund supports documentary, narrative, experimental, animated, and 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, transgender people, intersex people, asexual people, non-binary people, disabled people, and other underrepresented people and communities.

Questions about the Completion Fund? Please email programming@frameline.org

Awards will be announced in January 2019


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

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