The frameline film festival (aka san francisco international lgbtq film festival) (formerly san francisco international lgbt film festival san francisco international lesbian and gay film festival) began as a storefront event in 1976. The first film festival, named the gay film festival of super-8 films, was held in 1977. The festival is organized by frameline, a nonprofit media arts organization whose mission statement is to change the world through the power of queer cinema. Frameline presents frameline44, the san francisco international lgbtq film festival virtually september 17-27, 2020. Frameline, home of the san francisco international lgbtq film festival. The san francisco transgender film festival is supported by the queer cultural center, creative capacity fund, grants for the arts, horizons foundation, california arts council, and the san francisco. theres still one whole weekends worth of entertainment left in the san francisco international lesbian & gay film festival, which closes sunday night. myx tvs coverage of the international san francisco gay and lesbian film festival 2012. An lgbt film festival or queer film festival is a specialized film festival that has an lgbt focus in its selection of films. Lgbt film festivals often screen films that would struggle to find a mainstream audience and are often activist spaces for awareness-raising around lgbt rights as well as for community building among queer communities. almost any time of the year theres a film festival unreeling in san francisco. The fare ranges from the san francisco international film festival, the longest-running film festival in the americas, to the quirky another hole in the head genre film festival, which advertises itself as three weeks of celluloid mayhem not usually found in your local cineplex.