September Staff Pick | Life, Animated

This month, we look back on the touching story of Owen Suskind and his family in the film Life, Animated (Full Frame 2016). This Full Frame Audience Award-winner was picked by development manager Leesa Moore. Leesa reflects on her experience seeing the film: “Exploration into how we make sense of the world around us is probably my favorite theme in storytelling. LIFE, ANIMATED is a beautiful film filled with magical moments, wonderful feelings of nostalgia,…

“Chair-Making, Pole-Dancing, Coal-Mining, Cart-Pushing: Films On Work & Labor” | A Look Back

In early 2010, shortly after being tapped to curate a Thematic Program that examined the human relationship to work for the 13th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, prolific filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert shared: “We are excited by the possibilities of putting together a dynamic, international, surprising collection of films, with a healthy disregard for what might traditionally be called a ‘labor documentary’…  We are interested in films about labor itself, the actual…


2021 Filmmaker Q&As

Part of what makes the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival so special is the ability to hear from filmmakers and subjects directly about the creation and stories behind their work.

More than two dozen Filmmaker Q&As from the 2021 virtual festival are now available to stream on the Full Frame Vimeo Page!

Festival Sponsors

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University