2020 Festival Alums Streaming Now!

Our programming team curates an exceptional selection of non-fiction films each festival year, and 2020 was no different despite the in-person event’s cancelation. A handful of this year’s official selections are now available to stream and we hope our audiences will enjoy exploring these titles. We’ll be sure to keep this list updated as more festival films are released. Looking for more films to stream? Keep an eye out on our Virtual Screening Room page…

Full Frame Receives $50,000 From the National Endowment for the Arts

Full Frame is excited to share that we’ve been selected by the National Endowment for the Arts to receive $50,000 through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. We are incredibly grateful for the NEA’s recognition and support of all that we do. Congratulations to the four other Durham-based organizations who received NEA support: the American Dance Festival, North Carolina Central University, the North Carolina Folklife Institute, and the Southern Documentary Fund. To…



FREE | Aug. 12, 10:30-11:30 AM (EST) | REGISTER TODAY

Throughout history, documentary film has been used to bring to light the abuses that human beings can inflict upon one another, whether during war, genocide, imprisonment, or via policies that force people into desperate conditions, such as exile, migration and/or starvation. Such work can and has brought public awareness to circumstances that bring about changes in laws, policing, public opinion, and inspire cultural norms to shift. How do documentary filmmakers walk the fine line of exposing abuse and not exploiting victims? What is appropriate to portray and what crosses the line? This group of esteemed Full Frame colleagues discuss their work, the work of the field, and how today’s image-heavy culture impacts the work of documentarians.

Adama Delphine Fawundu

Marco Williams
Rory Kennedy
Laurens Grant

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