Films: Film Programs

Opening Night

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Frameline37 opens with this sexy drama, about a wealthy lesbian housewife whose straight-laced lifestyle takes a drastic turn following a head injury. more


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

Showcase Programs

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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

Closing Night

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Frameline37 closes with G.B.F.--a film in which closeted high school BFFs Brent and Tanner plot to become the coveted novelty G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend) of one of the three prom queen rivals amidst a crazy web of hilarious dilemmas and mishaps. more

US Features

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Frameline presents the best of this year's U.S. LGBTQ feature narratives. 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 LGBTQ documentaries from the U.S. and around the globe! 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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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

Family Matinee

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Join us on Sunday, June 23 for Frameline37's Family Matinee. Free for ages 12 and under. more


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Join us for this free event on how filmmakers, nonprofit orgs, and others are working to provide LGBT films for California schools, and how we can help to create a safe space for discussions in classroom settings. Senator Mark Leno, Carolyn Laub, and
Bay Area educators will be on hand. more

Queer Asian Cinema

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Frameline37 is delighted to present this spotlight on burgeoning queer Asian cinema and the aesthetics, humor, contradictions, and politics of being queer in contemporary Asian film. From the subversive to the sublime— indulge with us as we present the year’s best in LGBT Asian cinema. more


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Frameline37 proudly presents several retrospective screenings in this year's Festival including Jamie Babbit's But I'm a Cheerleader and a 20th anniversary screening of Last Call at Maud's. more

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