2019 School of Doc Students Present World Premiere

On July 23, Full Frame’s 2019 School of Doc students presented the world premiere of their film RIOT NOT QUIET: GIRLS ROCK NC plus two other films to a full house at the Full Frame Theater. Check out the films below, and be sure to catch their free screening at Full Frame 2020! CHALLENGES WITHIN US WHO I AM | RADHA VARADAN RIOT NOT QUIET | GIRLS ROCK NC 

Festival Photos on Smugmug

Festival photos will be uploaded throughout the weekend on Full Frame’s Smugmug channel! Check them out!


A Message About Our Friend D A Pennebaker

Dear friends of Full Frame:

As you have heard, advisory board member and dear friend of Full Frame, D A Pennebaker has passed away.

There would be no Full Frame without Penny, and he will forever be integral to the founding, formation, and success of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. He and Chris were involved in every national advisory board meeting, and were instrumental in making the festival what it is today. We are grateful to have Penny’s incredible body of work to cherish, even as we will miss his talent, his wit, and his presence.

You can learn about many of Chris and Penny’s films here on their website. Penny was a common presence in the Speakeasy at Full Frame. Here is the most recent conversation in 2017 between Nancy Buirski, Chris and Penny – Framing the Conversation.

For now, we mourn the loss of our great friend and cinematic master along with the entire documentary community.


Deirdre Haj

Festival Sponsors

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