Frameline, the San Francisco-based queer media arts foundation, just handed out $30,0000.
The lucky recipients: queer filmmakers, all of whom will receive the money as completion funds for their soon-to-be-released projects.
“We are thrilled with this year’s outstanding slate of grantees, all of which will make their Bay Area premieres at Frameline,” in June, James Woolley, Frameline’s new Executive Director, said in a statement. “To celebrate 30 years of the Completion Fund, we increased the fund from $25,000 to $30,000 to continue Frameline’s dedication to connecting filmmakers and audiences in San Francisco and across the globe.”
So which films might you see coming to a theater near you some day?
Have a look and see…
AHEAD OF THE CURVE
Directed by Jen Rainin
The new doc spotlights a little-known queer hero: Franco Stevens, the original publisher of lesbian magazine Curve. Former co-workers, celebrities and critics uncover the life of Stevens, and how the inception of Curve foreshadowed the latter-day LGBTQ movement.