Frameline Appoints Allegra Madsen As New Executive Director

Frameline Appoints Allegra Madsen As New Executive Director

Frameline, the San Francisco-based LGBTQ+ media arts organization and hosts 0f the annual San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, announces the selection of Allegra Madsen as Executive Director, effective immediately.

 “Allegra’s proven track record of success in leading non-profit organizations, combined with her understanding of the LGBTQ+ landscape and passion for building community through art and film, make her the ideal person to lead Frameline into the future,” said Ryan McNeill, President of Frameline’s Board of Directors. Allegra has spent the last six months as Frameline’s interim Executive Director, providing leadership during this critical time. She brings her knowledge of nonprofit leadership, fundraising and arts management.

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Prior to her role as interim Executive Director, Allegra was Frameline’s Director of Programming for 3 years. She led programming for Frameline as the festival evolved post pandemic, creating the largest festival screenings in Frameline’s history at AT&T Park, and spearheading their expanding presence in Oakland. Before Frameline, Allegra served as the Director of Programming for the Bayview Opera House, designing meaningful public events and programs of high artistic quality that appealed to diverse audiences.

“I am honored to become Executive Director at Frameline at such a pivotal time,” said Madsen. “Frameline has a long-distinguished history of using film to educate, inspire and empower LGBTQ+ communities, and I am committed to building on that legacy. I am proud to be the first woman of color to be at the helm of this storied organization, and I think this is an incredibly powerful way to honor Black History Month of 2024 and welcome Women’s History Month.”

Allegra was selected following an extensive search process coordinated by Scott Miller Executive Search. The search firm engaged 150 potential candidates and sources during a six month international search process.