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Past Recipients

The Frameline Completion Fund provides grants to emerging and established filmmakers. This program provides a much-needed source of financial contributions to artists who often struggle to secure funding to complete their works.

Number of films funded: 136

Total Amount Awarded: $464,200

2015 - $25,000

AMOR PURO Y DURO dir Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi
BOBBYANNA dir Jackson Kroopf
HER STORY dir Sydney Freeland
KIKI dir Sara Jordenö
WOMAN ON FIRE dir Julie Sokolow

2014 - $25,000

BLUE ID dir Burcu Melekoglu & Vuslat Karan
DYKE CENTRAL EPISODES 6-10 dir FLORENCIA MANOVIL
FROM THIS DAY FORWARD dir Sharon Shattuck
HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME) dir Josh Kim
THE ROYAL ROAD dir Jenni Olson
GROWING UP COY dir Eric Juhola

2013 - $25,000

APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR dir Desiree Akhavan
AWOL dir Deb Shoval
THE JONESES dir Moby Loginotto
KUMU HINA dir Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson
OUT RUN dir Johnny Symons & S. Leo Chiang
RADICAL LOVE dir Hillevi Loven
STICKS AND STONES dir Silas Howard

2012 - $21,000

BACK ON BOARD: GREG LOUGANIS dir Cheryl Furjanic
VISIBLE SILENCE: THAI TOMBOYS AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM dir Ruth Gumnit
THE INFAMOUS T dir Melissa Koch
VALENCIA dir Radar Productions (multiple directors)
THE BATTLE of AMFAR dir Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman

2011 - $25,000

KATE BORNSTEIN IS A QUEER & PLEASANT DANGER dir Sam Feder
TO BE TAKEI dir Jennifer M. Kroot
GAYBY dir Jonathan Lisecki
BIG JOY PROJECT dir Eric Slade & Stephen Silha
THE HAPPY SAD dir Rodney Evans
THE NEW BLACK dir Yoruba Richen
ALL THE RIGHT REASONS dir Emanuelle Antolin

2010 - $25,000

CODEPENDENT LESBIAN SPACE ALIEN SEEK SAME dir Madeleine Olnek
GUN HILL ROAD dir Rashaad Ernesto Green
AUGUST dir Eldar Rapaport
VITO dir Jeffrey Schwarz
CALL ME KUCHU dirs Katherine Fairfax Wright & Malika Zouhali-Worrall
FEELINGS ARE FACTS: THE LIFE OF YVONNE RAINER dir Jack Walsh
PARIAH dir Dee Rees

2009 - $25,000

WILDNESS dir Wu Tsang
OUT IN THE NIGHT dir Blair Doroswalther
WE WERE HERE dir David Weissman
THE OWLS dir Cheryl Dunye
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN dir Yony Leyser

2008 - $20,000

SHAKEDOWN dirs Leilah Weinraub & Pilar Wiley
SOUNDLESS WIND CHIME dir Kit Hung   
HOLDING HANDS dirs Tonnette Stanford & Katherine Wilkinson   
CLAIMING THE TITLE: GAY OLYMPICS ON TRIAL dirs Jonathan Joiner & Robert H. Martin

2007 - $50,000

FOREVER’S GONNA START TONIGHT: THE VICKI MARLANE STORY dir Michelle Lawler
A HORSE IS NOT A METAPHOR dir Barbara Hammer
IT CAME FROM KUCHAR dir Jennifer Kroot
OPEN dir Jake Yuzna
FORNES: THE REST I MAKE UP dir Michelle Memran
TEN MORE GOOD YEARS dir Michael Jacoby
THE YOUNG + EVIL dir Julian Breece

2006 - $40,000

DISSOLUTION OF BODIES dir Kevin Choi   
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD SLEPT HERE dir Jules Rosskam   
FREEHELD dir Cynthia Wade
A JIHAD FOR LOVE dir Parvez Sharma
MAGGOTS AND MEN dir Oakie Treadwell
PARIAH dir Dee Rees

2005 - $30,000

CRUEL & UNUSUAL dirs Janet Baus & Dan Hunt
HELEN KELLER HAD IT EASY dir Lisa Olivieri
DO THE MATH dir Mary Guzmán
FAMILY REUNION dir Isold Uggadottir

2004 - $20,000

THE JOURNEY (“SANCHARRAM”) dir Lily J. Pullappally
PROM NIGHT dirs Ilsa Bertolini & Stephanie Miller
RED WITHOUT BLUE dirs Benita Haschold, Brooke Sebold & Todd Sills
THE BELIEVERS dir Todd Holland

2003 - $15,000

SCREAMING QUEENS: THE RIOT AT COMPTON'S CAFETERIA dirs Victor Silverman & Susan Stryker
JACK SMITH AND THE DESTRUCTION OF ATLANTIS dir Mary Jordan
ZERO DEGREES OF SEPARATION dir Elle Flanders
JOHN AND MICHAEL dir Shira Avni

2002 - $15,000

STRAIGHT OUT dirs Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir & Þorvaldur Kristinsson
NO SECRET ANYMORE: THE TIMES OF DEL MARTIN AND PHYLLIS LYON dir Joan E. Biren
RISE ABOVE: THE TRIBE 8 DOCUMENTARY dir Tracy Flannigan
BUTCH MYSTIQUE dir Debra Wilson
BROTHER TO BROTHER dir Rodney Evans

2001 – $15,000

BY HOOK OR BY CROOK dirs Harry Dodge & Silas Howard
BAREFEET dir Sonali Gulati
NOVELA, NOVELA dir Liz Miller
KE KULANA HE MAHU: REMEMBERING A SENSE OF PLACE dirs Kathryn Xian & Brent Anbe

2000 – $15,000

THE COCKETTES dirs David Weissman & Bill Weber
JUST CALL ME KADE dir Sam Zolten
SIMON AND I dir Beverly Palesa Ditsie
FRAME BY FRAME FIERCE prods Shawn Atkins & Luna Luis Ortiz
HOPE ALONG THE WIND: THE LIFE OF HARRY HAY dir Eric Slade
THE DARK MATTER OF MARS dir Phyllis Famiglietti

1999 - $10,200

ON AND OFF STAGE: THE BRUCE HLIBOK STORY dir Ann Marie Bryan
THE CONFESSION dir Carl Pfirman
A BOY NAMED SUE dir Julie Wyman
NYURICAN DREAM dir Laurie Collyer
THE POLITICS OF FUR dir Laura Nix
HAMMERING IT OUT: WOMEN IN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE dir Vivian Price

1998 - $15,000

LIVING WITH PRIDE: RUTH C. ELLIS @100 dir Yvonne Welbon
CULTURE DOCTOR dir Barbara Hammer
FAMILY RIFFS dir Dawn Suggs
SOUTHERN COMFORT dir Kate Davis
LESSON 9 dir Mark Taylor
DESI'S LOOKING FOR A NEW GIRL dir Mary Guzman
A LITTLE FIERCE dir Nikki Harmon

1997 -  $8,000

OUT OF SEASON dir Jeanette Buck
THE BRANDON TEENA STORY dirs Susan Muska & Greta Olafsdottir
DESTROYING ANGEL dirs Wayne Salazar & Phillip Hoffman
CLAIRE dir Milford Thomas
LOOKING FOR COMMON GROUND dir Julie Akeret
THE OFFERING dir Paul Lee

1996 - $6,000

CHRISTOPHER'S CHRONICLES dir Christopher Lee
THE FIVE LESBIAN BROTHERS: A PROFILE dir Saundra Ardito
SAMBAL BELACAN IN SAN FRANCISCO dir Madeleine Lim
SURVIVING FRIENDLY FIRE dir Todd Nelson
SLEEP IN A NEST OF FLAMES dirs James Dowell & John Kolomvakis

1995 - $6,000

WATERMELON WOMAN dir Cheryl Dunye
CAMP LAVENDER HILL dir Michael Magnaye
I WAS A JEWISH SEX WORKER dir Phillp B. Roth

1994 - $6,000

¡VIVA 16! dirs Augie Robles & Valentin Aguirre
CHOLO JOTO dir Augie Robles
THE AD dir Jennifer Tate
LIVE TO TELL dir Charley Lang
FAMILY VALUES dir Pam Walton
ALKALI, IOWA dir Mark Christopher

1993 - $6,000

ALICIA WAS FAINTING dir Nuria Olivé-Bellés
SIS: THE PERRY WATKINS STORY dir Chiqui Cartagena
OUT IN AFRICA dir Johnny Symons
TOM'S FLESH dir Jane Wagner
DJUNE/IDEXA dir J.D. Salome Milstead
NO ME OLVIDES dirs Raul Ferrera-Balanquet & Enrique Novelo Cascante

1992 - $5,000

SEX IS... dir Marc Huestis
GO FISH dir Rose Troche
THE POTLUCK AND THE PASSION dir Cheryl Dunye
OUT AT WORK dirs Kelly Anderson & Tami Gold
SEAMS dir Karim Aimouz

1991 - $6,000

NITRATE KISSES dir Barbara Hammer
GAY YOUTH dir Pam Walton
THE DEAD BOY'S CLUB dir Mark Christopher

1990 - $5000

ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE dir Peter Adair & Janet Cole
AMONG GOOD CHRISTIAN PEOPLES dir Catherine Saalfield
LAST CALL AT MAUD'S dir Paris Poirier

Number of Films Funded: 136

Amount Awarded: $464,200