Submit Your Film

Submissions for Frameline41 are now closed.

Frameline42 will take place June 14-24, 2018.
The submission cycle for Frameline42 will begin in early November 2017, please check back then for details.

Founded in 1977, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival is the longest-running, largest and most widely recognized LGBTQ film exhibition event in the world. As a community event with an annual attendance of over 63,000, the Festival is the most prominent and well-attended LGBTQ arts program in the Bay Area.

FRAMELINE41 is a competitive film festival with cash prizes attached to each of our Audience Awards for Best Feature, Best Documentary and Best Short. Frameline41 will also have two juried awards for Outstanding First Feature and Outstanding Documentary Feature.

Frameline41 Submission Deadlines & Fees

  • Earlybird Deadline: December 19, 2016 - $25.00

  • Regular Deadline:

  • Late Deadline: February 15, 2017 - $60.00

  • Extended Late Deadline:February 28, 2017 - $75.00

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The San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival accepts online entries submitted via, which provide cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world. Withoutabox's internet-only submission platforms feature online applications via one master entry form, online fee payments, press kits, and the option to use Secure Online Screeners, an economical, eco-friendly, and secure alternative to traditional hard-copy DVD submissions.

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