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Announcing New Festival Dates! See you June 2–6, 2021

We’re moving to June! In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact this has had on industry calendars,  audiences, and filmmakers, Full Frame has decided to move our annual festival to June 2–6, 2021. “Our priority continues to be the safety of our audiences and our filmmakers,” says Full Frame director, Deirdre Haj. “We plan to build upon what we’ve learned from last year’s online festival and the virtual programs we’ve produced throughout the…

6 Docs about the Campaign Process

In the lead up to Election Tuesday, we’ve curated a selection of recent alums (2018 – 2020) that highlight the campaign process in America. For our Durham readers, be sure to grab some popcorn from our friends at the Carolina Theatre of Durham (takeout concessions open on Fridays and Saturdays) before streaming one of these awesome films!   Boys State Boys State (Full Frame 2020) | Directors: Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss Stream: Apple TV+ This…


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