San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival

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40th edition

Jun 16 - Jun 26, 2017
Estimated
San Francisco, United States

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Documentary, Narrative fiction
Film length Full length, Short
Genre LGBT, Transgender

Mission / description Frameline’s mission is to strengthen the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and further its visibility by supporting and promoting a broad array of cultural representations and artistic expression in film, video and other media arts.

Founded in 1977, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival is the longest-running, largest and most widely recognized LGBT film exhibition event in the world. As a community event with an annual attendance of 60,000, the Festival is the most prominent and well-attended LGBT arts program in the Bay Area. Frameline also presents year-round exhibitions, including Frameline at The Center, a free film series highlighting diverse, socially relevant works. Year-round programs also include members-only sneak previews and special events, as well as special screenings and events featuring directors, actors and other queer media icons.
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Festival website www.frameline.org/

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Overall

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Atmosphere / Experience
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Industry Connectivity
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Quality of films
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Quality of screening
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Value for money
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Service/Guest Relations
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Special Activities
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JanSoldat attended with ZUCHT und ORDNUNG in 2012

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No additional comment Jan Around 4 years ago

MelPritchard attended as a guest in 2012

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If you can get there, this festival is a must for queer film programmers. It attracts a lot of industry folks to network with, and also offers the opportunity to meet filmmaker guests at their guest lounge and the various mixers. Always a few world premieres to catch; strong US programming. Not as good at showcasing stuff from outside the US in my opinion (something about their audiences not liking subtitles, I'd say). Hilariously vocal audience -- their booing and hissing and cheering is to be experienced to be believed, as is the atmosphere provided by the massive Castro Theater. Lots of good exercise with running between venues up and down those famous SF hills, and a bloody big party right outside the door on Pride weekend (always the last weekend of the festival). Should be on everyone's list to visit at least once in their careers. Mel Around 5 years ago