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Late deadline December 15

Full Frame Alumni Land on Academy’s Short List

Several Full Frame award winners, and others that have screened at Full Frame, have been shortlisted for the Academy’s Documentary Feature category. 2017 Opening Night Film Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, City of Ghosts, Grand Jury Honorable Mention + Inspiration award winner Last Men in Aleppo, and the Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist + Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker award winner Strong Island landed on the shortlist for the Documentary Feature category for the 90th…

Full Frame Grand Jury Winner QUEST in Theaters

Jonathan Olshefski’s Grand Jury + Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights winner QUEST is now in theaters! Filmed over the course of ten years, QUEST is a thoughtful and nuanced observation of the Rainey family—led by father Christopher (“Quest”) and mother Christine (“Ma”). QUEST is an ode to the unwavering love and resilience of a specific family, and a universal reminder that family can give us the strength to keep on going.  


This Month Only: 10% All Annual Memberships!

Throughout the month of December, Full Frame is offering 10% all Spotlight and First Team memberships.

For less than a cup of coffee each week, a Spotlight membership presents attractive benefits like advance ticket sales and access to passes before the general public. Interested in concierge service at the festival, exclusive parties, and priority seating? Join First Team. Not ready to join a membership program? Making a tax deductible gift to help support the Full Frame mission 365 days a year.

Giving to Full Frame means supporting a dynamic, inspiring, socially engaged experience. One-time, monthly, and quarterly donations of any amount can be made online through our secure site. 


Festival Sponsors

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