Frameline, which each year presents the San FranciscoInternational Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, and philanthropic body Horizonshave named five feature projects as recipients of the 2002 Horizons/FramelineCompletion Fund. The fund was set up 10 years ago to help gay, lesbian,bisexual and transgender media artists with the final stages of production. Todate, more than 50 films and videos have been completed with assistance fromthe fund, including Harry Dodge & Silas Howard's By Hook Or By Crook, Cheryl Dunye's Watermelon Woman, Barbara Hammer's Nitrate Kisses, Rose Troche's Go Fish and The Brandon Teena Story by Susan Muska and GretaOlafsdottir.
This year, the fund received more than 80 submissions and awarded$15,000 in completion funds to five projects. After a preliminary screening, anindependent jury selected the following final five recipients:
No Secret Anymore: The Times Of Del Martin And Phyllis Lyon
Dir: Joan E Biren
Drama recounting the story of the founders of the modern lesbiancivil rights movements.
Hrein Og Being (Take Me As I Am)
Dirs: Hrafnhildur Gunnarsd'ttir and Thorvaldur Kristinsson
A coming out film from Iceland, featuring the testimony of nineyoung gay people from the ages of 18-28.
Dir: Debra A Wilson
A documentary exploring the lives of butch/stud women of AfricanAmerican descent.
Brother To Brother
Dir: Rodney Evans
Drama looking back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspectiveof an elderly black gay writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York Cityhomeless shelter.
Rise Above: The Tribe 8 Documentary
Dir: Tracy Flannigan
A privatelook into the world of dyke punk rock band Tribe 8, and the inspiring way inwhich they overcame obstacles through humour, cathartic performance andself-expression.