Full Frame Receives Recognition from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Full Frame would like to thank the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for selecting us as the only North Carolina-based grant recipient this year. In total, $2.5 million in grant support was distributed among 96 organizations. Through their generous support, we are able to further our mission of presenting the best of documentary film, in addition to bolstering our year-round initiatives, including education. To learn more about the grants, check-out the Variety article…

7 Jazz Documentaries to Stream at Home

This week, the Full Frame team pulled together a list of festival alums that highlight jazz and the artists behind the music. Anyone who loves the music, art, and culture of jazz will enjoy these seven extraordinary documentaries. For our Durham readers, be sure to grab some popcorn from our friends at the Carolina Theatre of Durham (takeout concessions open on Fridays) before streaming one of these films. Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (Director:…


Online Festival Strategy for Documentary Filmmakers


As more festivals make the move online, documentary directors are left questioning, what is the right path for their films? Join us for a discussion on emerging strategies for nonfiction filmmakers, where we’ll tackle the most pressing concerns and questions about the changing festival landscape.

Moderator:   Deirdre Haj, Full Frame director

Panelists:     Josh Braun, co-president of Submarine Entertainment
                      Ramona S. Diaz, filmmaker, CineDiaz
                      Brian Newman, founder of Sub-Genre

Register today and learn more about the panelists joining the discussion.


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