Paul Struthers joins Frameline (San Fran) as Director of Exhibition and Programming
Frameline, the world’s longest-running and largest showcase of queer media, has announced the appointment of Paul Struthers as Director of Exhibition & Programming. Joining the organisation, Struthers will oversee the curatorial vision and execution of Frameline’s globally renowned exhibition programs, special events, the Frameline Completion Fund, and the signature San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, which will celebrate its 42nd year June from 14-24 2018.
Originally hailing from the United Kingdom, where he received a Bachelor of Arts from Royal Holloway University of London, Struthers has more than 13 years of experience, serving in a multitude of industry roles in the UK and on the film festival circuit in Australia. Struthers was the Festival Director for the Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival from 2014-2017 and Queer Screen Film Fest from 2014-2016, where his vision lead festival attendance to increase three-fold, and ushered in programming that explored a broader representation of queer lives. Simultaneously Struthers worked in marketing for the Sydney Film Festival, where attendance doubled, partially due to his instinctive, targeted campaigns around individual film programs. Prior to Struther’s festival career, he worked in London for 5 years in distribution, exhibition, and film sales, including positions with Revolver Entertainment and Renaissance Films.