A Message Regarding the 2020 Festival and COVID-19

A Message Regarding the 2020 Festival and COVID-19 Yesterday, Duke University cancelled all sponsored events through April 20, 2020, which includes this year’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. At this time, we are in the process of notifying filmmakers, sponsors, donors, ticket buyers, and all of our stakeholders.  We humbly ask for patience as our team works through the many details involved with canceling an event of Full Frame’s scale. Updates will be posted on…

Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant Films to Stream Today!

While we all continue to practice social distancing, why not catch up on a few award-winning docs? The Full Frame team has pulled together a list of previous Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant recipients that are now streaming online.  Minding the Gap (Director: Bing Liu) 2017 Garrett Scott Grant Recipient, 2018 Full Frame Audience Award Skateboarding and strained family relationships bond three friends together in this introspective saga about the journey from youth to adulthood. WATCH ON HULU QUEST (Director:…


2020 Official Festival Film Selections Announcement


Full Frame is excited to share our official feature and short film selections for the 23rd annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Read our complete press release here or skip right to exploring the films!

The NEW DOCS program and Invited Program includes 44 features and 12 shorts from 26 countries, and include 4 world premieres, 6 North American premieres, and 2 U.S. premieres. The films were selected from nearly 2,000 submissions to the 2020 annual event.

“We are honored to present the 2020 official Full Frame selections. By turns exciting and bold, luminous and poignant, these carefully crafted titles display a staggering range of creativity and dedication in examining the world around us,” said artistic director Sadie Tillery. “While we are deeply disappointed that we will not have the opportunity to showcase this work in Durham and welcome these filmmakers for the four-day festival, in light of the circumstances, it felt especially vital to champion these films.”

Originally scheduled to take place April 2-5 in downtown Durham, the four-day event was cancelled amid COVID-19 public health and safety concerns.


Festival Sponsors

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