The nation’s only non-profit designed to aid in the funding, distribution and promotion of LGBT films will support seven films through the final stages of their production after receiving a record 112 submissions.
Winning narrative features are Appropriate Behavior directed by Desiree Akhavan and AWOL directed by Deb Shoval.
Documentaries features receiving grants are The Joneses directed by Moby Longinotto, Kumu Hina directed by Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson, Out Run directed by Johnny Symons and S Leo Chiang, Radical Love directed by Hillevi Loven and documentary short Sticks And Stones directed by Silas Howard.
“These seven phenomenal projects feature exquisite filmmaking craft and refreshingly bold voices in LGBT cinema,” said Frameline’s director of exhibition and programming Des Buford. “It is a thrill for the organisation to support such a talented crop of dynamic filmmakers which includes both new artists and veteran mediamakers in this cycle of funding.”