Submit Your Film

Frameline44 submissions are closed!

*Frameline44 has been postponed until Fall, and all films submitted will be considered for our Fall Festival. As soon as the dates are finalized, we will let you know our exact new dates.

Founded in 1977, Frameline, the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, is the longest-running, largest, and most widely recognized LGBTQ+ film exhibition event in the world. As a community event with an annual attendance of 63,000, the Festival is the most prominent and well-attended LGBTQ+ arts program in the Bay Area.

Frameline44 is a competitive film festival with cash prizes attached to each of our Audience Awards for Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Episodic Series, and Best Short. Frameline44 will also have two juried awards for First Feature and Outstanding Documentary Feature.

Frameline44 Submission Deadlines & Fees

  • Early Deadline: December 10, 2019 - Submission Fee: $25.00
  • Regular Deadline: January 26, 2020 - Submission Fee: $40.00
  • Late Deadline: February 15, 2020 - Submission Fee: $60.00
  • Late Extension Deadline: February 29, 2020 - Submission Fee: $75.00

Student discounts available. Learn more during application process. Questions about submissions? Please email Programming:

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