Leadership and Programming
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Frameline (San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival)
In 2014, for the 38th edition of Frameline (the world's longest-running and still largest LGBTQ+ film festival), I joined the programming team as we curated 214 films from 31 countries. Especially exciting: a spotlight on LGBT films from Russia, made under increasingly risky conditions; and a set of panels and screenings, supported by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscars® people), on new directions in LGBT storytelling, including innovative approaches to gay history and biography, a subject close to my heart. My programming and presenting roles have continued for the next seven festivals, including virtual and hybrid editions in 2020-21 attracting nationwide attendance of 89,000.