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Here Comes Our 40th Festival

May 26, 2016

A New Look & A World of Opportunity

The holi-gays came early this week as we rolled out a lot of exciting items that we had been giddily keeping under wraps. Not only did we unveil the full program for Frameline40: The King of Queer Film Festivals, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, we also were ecstatic to showcase our phenomenal New Look/Brand Refresh, that our amazing Premier Creative Sponsor, Mucho, has been working on for some time.



Fortunately for us, our gracious Venue Partner Oasis provided the perfect space for Frameline to share the excitement and love with press, industry influencers, fans and more. Sipping on wines from Wente Vineyards and cocktails expertly mixed with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, while feasting on delicious bites from Hugh Groman Group, our guests mingled and shared their admiration for the event and Frameline as a whole.


When the lights went down and Executive Director Frances Wallace greeted the room crowded with people and applause, things started to heat up. Wallace introduced Frameline’s New Look with a catchy presentation demonstrating the clean, stylish, and adaptable elements of our “facelift.”

We then got a sneak peek of the Festival trailer - A celebration of color, music, and movement made possible by the creative talents of Aron Kantor, who also has two short films in the 40th Festival. Stay tuned for our trailer to be released to the adoring public… Just a little longer!

After the visual tastes of what to expect, Wallace joined Senior Programmer Peter Stein and Director of Exhibition & Programming Des Buford for a side-by-side chat about the highlights of the Festival, and their personal favorites. From flamboyantly beautiful KIKI and passionately charged PARIS: 05:59: THEO & HUGO, to hard-hitting SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: THE STORY OF THE SAN ANTONIO FOUR and ever-important and relevant GROWING UP COY, Frameline40 is a beacon of our continued mission to change the world through the power of queer cinema.



Frameline40 is a little over three weeks away, running from June 16–26, 2016 in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. More juicy details will continue to be released as we get closer to our Opening Night. In the meantime, tell us what you’re excited about!

Festival tickets go on sale to members on Friday, May 27, and to the general public on Friday, June 3. Learn more at frameline.org/festival