Films / Programs


Great things continue to come in small packages, and short films have always been a large part of the Festival. With online video viewing increasing by leaps and bounds, queer filmmakers are churning out more and more short-form productions. Frameline continues to bring what are often some of the best small films to the big screen with 155 shorts screening across twenty programs, from the perennial favorites Fun in Girls' Shorts and Fun in Boys' Shorts to the sci-fi fantasy program OUTer Limits and Bi Request, a specially curated program of shorts about bisexuality. Many of these shorts will be released internationally by Frameline Distribution, which has a record number of films in this year's Festival.

  • Best Mates

    Best Mates

    As these short films illustrate, friendships between a gay guy and a straight guy can be confusing, frustrating and often fulfilling all at the same time.... Read more
  • Bi Request

    Bi Request

    Inspired by Frameline's ongoing commitment to promote bisexual visibility and display bi images in film, guest curator Amy André selected this collection of short films made by bisexual directors and/or about bisexual subjects.... Read more
  • Boys to Men

    Boys to Men

    From bad-ass butchers to talking genitalia, swimming stars to poets, this diverse collection of shorts by, for and about FTM folks is the perfect combination of introspective reflection and letting loose.... Read more
  • Dancing with the Queers

    Dancing with the Queers

    With writhing Latin motion or smooth standard moves, same-sex ballroom dancing is an enormous source of pride and visibility for the LGBT community, as testified by this swinging set of shorts.... Read more
  • Dyke Delights

    Dyke Delights

    Who says lesbians don't have a sense of humor? This hilarious group of shorts about jealous girlfriends, polyamory, monster dykes and furry animals will certainly prove them wrong.... Read more
  • Fun In Boys' Shorts

    Fun In Boys' Shorts

    This perennial Festival favorite returns with eight eclectic shorts featuring Team Pimp, a horny Frenchman, the politics of marriage turned upside down, a faux pair of Olsens, a new short from Mark Christopher and much, much more!... Read more
  • Fun In Girls' Shorts

    Fun In Girls' Shorts

    This year's ever popular program representing the best in lesbian cinema will inspire and delight with bold, beautiful and award-winning short films.... Read more
  • Gay Noir

    Gay Noir

    Taking their inspiration from classic Hollywood crime drama, these five queer shorts ranging from the comic to the bizarre prove once again that crime doesn't pay.... Read more
  • Genderific!


    This shorts program explores the outer boundaries of sex and gender, including behind-the-scenes peeks at the creating of John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus and Shine Louise Houston's Superfreak.... Read more
  • Generations: Youth & Elders Making Movies Together

    Generations: Youth & Elders Making Movies Together

    What do relationships, Christianity, a feminist theater group and Venezuela all have in common? They're all themes in the short films made by youth and elders from the local LGBT community during this winter's Generations Film Workshop.... Read more
  • Homos By the Bay

    Homos By the Bay

    You'll find suburban housewives, hot dogs, speed freaks and hot dates in this exciting collection of shorts from local filmmakers that will bring out the homo in all of us.... Read more
  • Kan-GAY-roo! - New Shorts from Down Under

    Kan-GAY-roo! - New Shorts from Down Under

    The Aussies are back in this program of eclectic gay shorts from the other side of the world.... Read more
  • The Look of Love

    The Look of Love

    This collection of shorts featuring long lost loves, first kisses and marriage proposals highlights the ups and downs of the search for love.... Read more
  • Loving Transgressions - Queer Women of Color

    Loving Transgressions - Queer Women of Color

    A radiant kaleidoscope of queer women of color films! From luminous romance to striking discoveries about longing to a vivid collage of healing, these incisive shorts emblazon the screen with hope and humor.... Read more
  • Mixed Fruit

    Mixed Fruit

    In this exciting collection of shorts, folks of color inspire connections between us all through the art of self-definition and the power of resistance.... Read more
  • OUTer Limits

    OUTer Limits

    Tripped-out futuristic lesbians! Sword-wielding S&M nuns! Cannibalism! Trannies in space! Welcome to the outer limits of queer filmmaking in this series of shorts by five visionary filmmakers clearly weaned on sci-fi and fantasy films.... Read more
  • Queer & Current: New LGBT films from Current TV

    Queer & Current: New LGBT films from Current TV

    From Current TV's (a San Francisco TV station established by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt) Viewer Created Content programming stream, these audience-made, LGBT-themed short films inspire with their poignancy, urgency and polish.... Read more
  • Rights and Wrongs

    Rights and Wrongs

    The wrongs that the LGBT community is currently fighting against are challenged in these inspiring short films of protest and determination.... Read more
  • Worldly Affairs

    Worldly Affairs

    With some of the Festival's best shorts in tow, our gay, cinematic globe-trotting will take you from Argentina to the British Isles and on to India and Hong Kong with a stop in Europe.... Read more
  • Young, Loud and Proud

    Young, Loud and Proud

    Blazing a new media trail, the next generation gives us a firsthand look at what it means to be young and queer today in these short films by and about queer youth.... Read more

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