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Description
Frameline is a San Francisco Bay Area cultural organization founded in 1977. It hosts an annual LGBT film festival which is the longest-running, largest and most widely recognized LGBT film exhibition event in the world. Since 1977 Frameline has acquired thousands of videotapes from filmmakers reflecting the history and diversity of the international LGBT community. A database of the films is available at: www.sfpl.org/frameline ; the database permits searching by title, filmmaker, date, and country.
Background
Frameline is a San Francisco Bay Area cultural organization founded in 1977. It hosts the annual San Francisco International LGBTQ film festival which is the longest-running, largest and most widely recognized LGBTQ film exhibition event in the world. Since 1977 Frameline has acquired thousands of videotapes from filmmakers reflecting the history and diversity of the international LGBT community.
Extent
approximately 5,000 films (in 94 cartons)
Restrictions
Copyright for all films is retained by individual filmmakers. Frameline holds no legal rights to the materials except for use as a non-circulating collection used for research.
Availability
The collection is non-circulating and is stored offsite. 48 hours advance notice is required to access materials. The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours. The viewing room has playback equipment for VHS and DVD formats. Special arrangements will need to be made for 3/4-inch videotapes. For more information, please contact Hormel LGBTQIA Center archivist.