Films: Film Programs


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Centerpiece films – one narrative and one documentary – anchor the middle of the Festival. more

Closing Night

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Closing the Festival is Christopher and His Kind, a drama of novelist Christopher Isherwood's 1976 memoir. more


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The best documentaries capture the richness of our communities – and we're proud to bring you the best of this year's LGBT documentaries! more

Family Film

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The Muppets are putting on a show and you're invited! more

Opening Night

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A tense and complex family drama, Gun Hill Road tells the story of a transitioning teen and a father (Esai Morales) who must put aside his notions of manhood. more

Short Films

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Great things continue to come in small packages, and short films have always been a large part of the Festival package. Frameline continues to bring what are often some of the best small films to the big screen. more

Shorts Programs

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Frameline35's outstanding shorts programs are long on entertainment! Whether you want serious, silly, grave, quirky or a combination of everything, this year's shorts programs have something for everyone. more


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Showcases are gems that are handpicked by our programmers from the hundreds of outstanding films at this year's Festival. more

Transgender Film Focus

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Beginning with Opening Night Film Gun Hill Road, Frameline presents a focus on transgender cinema in honor of the Festival's 35th Anniversary. more

U.S. Features

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Frameline presents the best of this year's U.S. feature narratives. more

World Cinema

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The best in worldwide LGBT cinema comes to San Francisco! These outstanding films engage, challenge, and entertain–on a global scale. more

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