Films / Programs

Shorts

Great things often come in small packages, and short films have always been a large part of the Festival package. Frameline39 brings the best short films to the big screen.

Bi Candy

87M

Star-crossed, cross-dressing, and boundary-crossing lovers collide in these binary shattering films that are sure to delight even the most diverse cinephile palette.

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Broads to Watch Out For!

75M

Sex, love, and activism collide in this brassy program honoring tough broads who paved the way for generations of strong queer women to come! Badass dykes, WWII vets, Olympic champions, insatiable activist-organizers, randy retirees, and fierce mamis make for a truly ripe (and ready) shorts collection.

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Coming Up Queer

74M

From a young transgender girl at her first sleepover to a camp dedicated to building LGBTQ community in the South, five fresh perspectives emerge in this shorts collection examining what it means to find yourself as a queer youth today.

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Fun in Boys Shorts

78M

Check your troubles at the door and join the laugh-fest at Frameline’s annual celebration of upbeat, downright funny gay flicks. You’ll find twisted takes on animation and documentary, an after-school special, and, inevitably, a beauty pageant backstage melodrama.

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Fun in Girls Shorts

87M

Pin-up dream girls, misadventures in couples therapy, bad-ass old dykes, “monogam-ish” forays, and the brave new world of “dating 3.0” are all part of this year’s entertaining, grin-inducing, and sexy collection of queer women’s shorts!

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Get Animated!

90M

Leave the kids at home for this queerly adult-oriented animated ride with stop motion, claymation, hand drawings, puppets, and even some live action.

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Homegrown

75M

In this program of short films from around the San Francisco Bay Area we’ll meet drag nuns, AIDS activists, a badass female football player, and many more inspiring folks.

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I Love Her, But

87M

Love is everywhere—frivolous, inappropriate, unrequited, and almost always life altering—but often not so easy to find or to keep. Hitch a ride around the globe on this exploration of women who love women—featuring titles from Iran, Ukraine, Mexico, Germany, Canada, and the USA.

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Only in San Francisco

88M

This series of shorts ranges from the sublime and sweet, to subversively campy, peculiarly obsessive, then heads to way-beyond-over-the-top. In other words: Only in San Francisco (and around the Bay).

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Realness & Revelations

82M

These electrifying shorts celebrate an array of voices of queer and trans folks of color. From tomboys playing house, to old butch barbers with swag, to WWB as a transman, to the fierce quest for queer fat femme-topia these films feature QTPOC folks fostering connections and speaking truths to power.

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Score! Queers in Sports

81M

Uniquely queer takes on tennis, track and field, soccer, basketball, and even women’s arm wrestling are all packed tightly into this shorts program.

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Thirst & Desire

88M

Some urges are too strong to resist, even when they’re leading you to desperate acts. The fictional films in this powerful collection introduce us to characters whose longings—emotional, physical, spiritual—push them to unexpected places.

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Transtastic

81M

This affirming and inspiring collection puts representations of transgender and genderqueer folks front and center. From poetic images of empowered free-floating bodies, to a WWII vet staking her claim, to brown transmen speaking truth to power these shorts celebrate the vast richness of embracing one’s authentic self.

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Up Close & Personal

78M

These shorts profile a diverse group of inspiring, amusing, bold, and incredibly brave LGBTQ individuals and their personal stories.

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Worldly Affairs

77M

Un amor espléndido could be the sultry subtitle for this excursion into Latin love and romance. The four-film program finds men from Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Chile in various states of arrival and departure, cranking up the emotional—and erotic—tension for each pair.

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