FRAMELINE47, THE SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL LGBTQ+ FILM FESTIVAL Happens June 14-24; Passes Available Now
Frameline, the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, returns for a 47th edition June 14-24, 2023. These dates include starting one day earlier than usual, on a Wednesday, and ending one day earlier, on Pride Saturday. The in-person festival is followed by a Streaming Encore, June 14–July 2, where the majority of the festival program will be available to view online from anywhere in the US.
Frameline is the world’s largest and longest running LGBTQ+ film festival, and is expected to be the highest attended film festival in the Bay Area in 2023.
Frameline47 will include 90 screenings across San Francisco and Oakland, the highlight of which is 47 screenings at the iconic Castro Theatre over 11 days. The Castro Theatre has been Frameline’s home for over four decades and is the most important venue for LGBTQ+ film anywhere in the world.
Castro Passes are now on sale, which provide access to 45 of the 47 programs for a significant discount. Castro Passes are now available to Frameline members for $255 ($5.66 per film) until April 30, where the price increases to $280 ($6.22 per film).
Frameline will also screen 25 programs at the Roxie Theater in the Mission. In addition, Frameline is activating San Francisco’s neighborhood theatres, the 4 Star Theater, the Balboa Theatre, and the Vogue Theatre. Frameline’s mission in 2023 is to showcase cinemas across San Francisco and celebrate the vibrant film culture that we love.
Frameline also returns to The New Parkway in Oakland for 10 screenings and a party at the new LGBTQ+ bar Fluid510.
Frameline47 will include 130 films, including shorts and several World Premieres, as well as West Coast Premieres of films coming direct from Sundance, Tribeca, Berlinale, Toronto Film Festival, and more.
Director of Programming, Allegra Madsen says, “Frameline47 showcases a fantastic year for LGBTQ+ cinema. These films will excite, delight, and challenge our audiences. We’re excited to be hosting filmmakers from all over the world.”
Frameline’s Executive Director, James Woolley, states, “At Frameline we love the ‘cinema experience’ – there’s nothing as special as watching a great movie surrounded by a captivated audience. We’re celebrating San Francisco and Oakland cinemas in a way we haven’t done before. See you at the movies.”
Following the in-person festival is a Streaming Encore, from June 24 – July 2. This encore is the largest collection of films available to the public at any LGBTQ+ film festival in the world. It will be available to view anywhere in the US and is two days longer than in the 2022 edition. Streaming Passes are on sale now for $130 or $115 for Frameline Members.
A collection of titles, including the Opening Night, and a Pride Kickoff film + party, will be available for purchase from May 4.
The full program is on sale May 18 at 10am.
Frameline’s mission is to change the world through the power of queer cinema. As a media arts nonprofit, Frameline’s integrated programs connect filmmakers and audiences in San Francisco and around the globe. Frameline provides critical funding for emerging LGBTQ+ filmmakers, reaches hundreds of thousands with a collection of over 250 films distributed worldwide, inspires thousands of students in schools across the nation with free films and curricula through Youth in Motion, and creates an international stage for the world’s best LGBTQ+ film through the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival and additional year-round screenings and cinematic events. For more information on Frameline, visit www.frameline.org.