San Franciscoorganizations Frameline and Horizons have announced recipients of the 2003Horizons/Frameline Completion Fund, established more than 10 years ago to helplesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media artists with the final stages ofproduction.
This year, thefund received more than 80 submissions and awarded $15,000 in completion fundsto the following four projects:
Screaming Queens: The Riot At Compton's Cafeteria
Dirs: VictorSilverman and Susan Stryker
Documentaryabout the riot at an all-night coffee shop in 1966 that sparked a militanttransgender movement in San Francisco. The film was awarded a completion grantof $6,000.
You Don't Know Jack
Dir: Mary Jordan
Recounts thestory of celebrated artist, film-maker and provocateur Jack Smith (FlamingCreatures), as told by his friends, enemies, collaborators and contemporaries.The film was awarded a completion grant of $3,000.
Zero Degrees Of Separation
Documentaryexplores the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through the lives ofIsraeli/Palestinian lesbian and gay couples. The film was awarded a completiongrant of $3,000.
John AndMichael (Fall Down And Giggle At The Stars)
Dir: Shira Avni
Animated shortfor children about a gay couple with Down's Syndrome, exploring the themes oflove, sexuality, death and healing. The film was awarded a completion grant of$3,000.
"Each year, weare so proud to see the films we have funded go on to top positions atmainstream festivals like Sundance, Berlin and Toronto," Jennifer Morris,Frameline festival co-director said in a statement. "I am confident that we canexpect great things from these four exciting new films."
To date morethan 50 films and videos have been completed with assistance from the fund,including Rodney Evans' Brother to Brother (in competition at Sundance 2004), Harry Dodge and SilasHoward's By Hook Or By Crook and The Brandon Teena Story by Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir.
Horizons Foundation is a Bay Area community foundationdedicated to strengthening the lesbian, gay and transgender community throughgrants, capacity building, leadership development, philanthropic services andeducation.
Frameline's mission is tosupport, develop, and promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queervisibility through media arts programmes.