Frameline and Horizons have announced the recipients of the 2002 Horizons-Frameline Completion Fund. The fund was established 10 years ago to assist lesbian and gay media artists with the final stages of production. To date, more than 50 films and videos have been completed with assistance from the fund, including The Watermelon Woman; Nitrate Kisses; Go Fish; Alkali, Iowa; The Cockettes; Living With Pride: Ruth C. Ellis @ 100; and The Brandon Teena Story. This year the fund received over 50 submissions and awarded $15,000 in completion funds to four projects. After a preliminary screening, an independent jury selected the following final four recipients:
By Hook or by Crook (directors Harry Dodge and Silas Howard), a feature film chronicling three weeks in the life of a handsome gender-bending small-town butch with a nagging messiah complex. By Hook or by Crook is now completed and screens at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.
Barefeet (director Sonali Gulati), an experimental narrative short film about a South Asian woman who struggles to come out to her family in India. Barefeet is set to premiere at Frameline's 2002 San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
Making Media That Matters (director Liz Miller), a documentary about a nonprofit organization in Nicaragua that has managed to mainstream controversial feminist issues such as abortion, homophobia, and domestic abuse through a politically charged "Social Soap Opera." Making Media That Matters is set to premiere at Frameline's 2002 San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
Ke Kulana He Mahu: Remembering a Sense of Place (director Kathryn Xian), a historical documentary on the rise of intolerance and homophobia in Hawaii as a result of Western colonization and modernization. Ke Kulana He Mahu: Remembering a Sense of Place is now complete and will screen at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival in March 2002.
Frameline's mission is to support, develop, and promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer visibility through media arts. The Horizons Foundation is a philanthropic organization serving the entire spectrum of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Their goal is to support sophisticated and vibrant organizations meeting the needs of LGBT people.