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...
DISCLOSURE: TRANS LIVES ON SCREEN
Directed by Sam Feder
We caught Sam Feder’s latest doc–a collection of transgender images in film and television–at the Sundance festival this January. Featuring a whos-who of transgender showbusiness, the film features extensive interviews with Laverne Cox, Angelica Ross, Jen Richards, Candis Cayne, Lily Wachowski, MJ Rodriguez, Brian Michael Smith and more, each recounting their exposure to trans people in the media, and the complicated history of trans representation.