Congratulations to the
2021 Award Winners!

July Staff Pick | Waste Land

Waste Land (Full Frame 2010) is chosen by Associate Interim Festival Director and Marketing Director Emily Foster as this month’s Staff Pick!  Emily says:  “A compelling examination of self expression, Waste Land is unafraid to question the ethics and power dynamics between artists and their subjects head on. Beautifully crafted, the film still deeply resonates with me more than a decade after first viewing. I find myself asking similar questions as a professional working in…

Full Frame Alums Nominated for Primetime Emmys (and how you can watch them today!)

Announced yesterday, three 2020 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival alums have each been nominated for multiple Primetime Emmy Awards. Learn more about the nominated films below! Boys State (dirs. Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine) Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program and Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special. This film dramatically captures the political motivations and strategic calculations of a group of young men who, among a thousand other Texas high school students, take part in…


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