2019 Full Frame Tribute Recipients
Steven Bognar + Julia Reichert

Oscar-nominated doc
Minding the Gap
Free screening Feb 14

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22nd annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

April 4 – 7, 2019 | Durham, NC



Now accepting applications for the 2019 Teach the Teachers program

The deadline to apply is February 25.  Apply for Teach the Teachers Teach the Teachers is open to any middle or high school instructor within the Durham Public School system.  The 2019 program will take place on the following dates: March 14: Pre-festival meeting (5:30 pm) April 4 – 7: Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Week of May 6: Post-festival meeting (afternoon) Since 2011, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has run the enormously successful free…

Congratulations to the Documentary Feature nominees!

2018 Full Frame Opening Night Film RBG and 2018 Full Frame award winners Hale County This Morning, This Evening, Minding the Gap, and Of Fathers and Sons are nominated for Best Documentary! Catch Free Solo and Minding the Gap  as part of the Full Frame Winter Series. More


Full Frame Announces 2019 Tribute Recipients
Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert

Full Frame is proud to announce that it will honor distinguished filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert with its 2019 Tribute. The festival will showcase a curated selection from their significant body of work at the 22nd annual festival, April 4 – 7 in Durham.

As part of the Tribute, Full Frame will screen Bognar and Reichert’s latest film, American Factory 
美国工厂, winner of the U.S. Documentary Directing Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. With astonishing access, the film takes us inside a Chinese factory, opened in 2014 in a shuttered General Motors plant in Dayton, Ohio, to observe what happens when the profoundly different cultures of the workers collide. American Factory is a Participant Media production.

Bognar and Reichert have screened many of their films at Full Frame, from Picture Day (Bognar) and Growing Up Female (Reichert) to joint projects The Last Truck and 2006 Special Jury Award winner A Lion in the House. Together they curated the festival’s 2010 Thematic Program, “Chair-Making, Ship-Breaking, Pole-Dancing, Coal-Mining, Thread-Cutting, Cart-Pushing, Cane-Cutting, Chain-Forging: Films on Work & Labor,” which explored the labor movement, globalization, and the connection between work and identity. In 2012, Full Frame celebrated the 40th anniversary of New Day Films, a groundbreaking distribution company co-founded by Reichert in 1971, by screening the company’s very first documentaries by its four founding members, which are archived at the Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University.

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Festival Sponsors

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