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    Each spring, for four days, we welcome the international documentary community to the Bull City. And all year long, at no cost, we give back – to documentary filmmakers, students, educators, our local economy, and you – by hosting free screenings, offering innovative education programs, and facilitating dialogue.

    Pass and ticket sales account for only 25% of our annual budget — we depend on your support to grow our impact. 

    This holiday season, you can support Full Frame by making a gift, joining a membership program, or renewing your membership.

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    Full Frame in Focus

    Join us in looking back and celebrating an incredible year. Follow us on social media and right here on our website as we reflect on some of our favorite moments from the past year – from our Road Show and School of Doc to our new Common Ground series and the festival itself. Thank you for helping to make what we do possible with your generous support!


    Find Common Ground

    We give back to our growing city by hosting free screenings year-round, locally and across our state, and by driving economic development.

    Empower Voices

    We provide opportunities for local students and educators through School of Doc, Teach the Teachers, and the Youth Screening.

    Nurture Conversation

    For 21 years, the four-day event remains at the heart of what we do. We create space for conversation, nurture myriad perspectives, and party down.

    Former president of Duke University, Richard Brodhead, speaks at the 2017 Champagne Reception, where he was honored as the recipient of the Full Frame Advocate Award

    The 2018 School of Doc students created a powerful video for and about Durham’s beloved Scrap Exchange. 


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    Planned Giving

    While outright gifts provide vital resources for us today, planned gifts help to ensure the impact of Full Frame for years to come. 

    Full Frame, as a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, offers a number of customizable gift-planning options that help further the mission of Full Frame, while also fulfilling your personal financial and philanthropic goals. A properly planned gift may help you reduce or eliminate capital gains and gift and estate taxes. You may realize immediate tax savings as well. You can explore different gift plans in detail on Duke’s Gift Planning websiteContact Savannah Lennertz at (919) 433-9804 or to start the conversation.


    Please contact senior development associate Savannah Lennertz at 919.433.9804 or 

    Want to support Full Frame?

    You can make a gift online, or send a check to:
    Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
    320 Blackwell Street, Suite 101
    Durham, NC 27701

    Thank you to our 2018 donors

    Full Frame is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3).