Frameline40 Honored to Receive Grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

5/23/2016

Frameline40 presents In Whose Image? LGBTQ Storytelling 1977-Today

San Francisco, CA — Frameline40: The King of Queer Film Festivals, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, is honored to be a recipient of a $15,000 FilmWatch grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The grant supports curated screening programs at North America-based film festivals, film societies and other film related organizations. The Academy awarded a total of $500,000 to 37 programs in two grant categories in 2016.


Established in 1999 and relaunched in October 2015 as the Academy Grants program, the program provides financial support to qualifying film festivals, educational institutions and film scholars and supports the Academy's overall mission: to recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.


"Frameline is honored to be a recipient of the Academy FilmWatch grant," said Frameline Executive Director Frances Wallace. "It enables us, in our historical 40th year, to produce the special initiative In Whose Image? LGBTQ Storytelling 1977-Today — this program dissects issues of representation, social change and the relevancy of LGBTQ film media, by both looking back at our history, while also examining the current state of play. The Academy's funding is vital to ensure Frameline has the capacity to expand it's Frameline40 Festival to include panels and additional screenings that create dialogue around the continuing impact of LGBTQ media and its effect in creating real change."


Since 1977, Frameline has been asking key questions, not only about who gets to be seen on-screen, but also about how they are represented and by whom. With over 24 films and interactive panels representing this movement and mission, Frameline40 continues to spearhead the charge forward into a visible and accepting future. We thank the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for their grant and ongoing support of LGBTQ film media arts.


About The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 7,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. They recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures. Learn more about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science at www.oscars.org - www.facebook.com/TheAcademy - www.youtube.com/Oscar - www.twitter.com/TheAcademy


About Frameline40: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival
Frameline40 runs June 16-26, 2016 in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. Commemorate legendary filmmakers, discover emerging talents, and join the distinguished community of festivalgoers at the world's premier LGBTQ film festival and the largest celebration of queer cinema. Festival tickets go on sale to members on Friday, May 27, and to the general public on Friday, June 3. www.frameline.org/festival


About Frameline
Frameline's mission is to change the world through the power of queer cinema. As a media arts nonprofit, Frameline's programs connect filmmakers and audiences in San Francisco and around the world. Frameline's integrated programs provide critical funding for emerging LGBTQ filmmakers, reach hundreds of thousands with a collection of more than 250 films distributed nationally, inspire thousands of students through Youth In Motion, which sends free films and curricula to schools across the nation, and creates an international stage for the world's best queer film through the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival and additional year-round screenings and cinematic events. Learn more at www.frameline.org.