Full Frame Alums Nominated for Primetime Emmys (and how you can watch them today!)

    Announced yesterday, three 2020 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival alums have each been nominated for multiple Primetime Emmy Awards. Learn more about the nominated films below!

    Boys State (dirs. Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine)

    Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program and Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

    This film dramatically captures the political motivations and strategic calculations of a group of young men who, among a thousand other Texas high school students, take part in a weeklong exercise to build a representative democracy from the ground up.

    Now Streaming: Apple TV+


    City So Real (dir. Steve James)

    Nominated for Outstanding Cinematography For A Nonfiction Program and Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.

    This four-hour series captures the city of Chicago at a pivotal moment, as residents grapple with a divisive mayoral election alongside the trial of the policeman who killed Laquan McDonald. Documenting the city from multiple vantages, City So Real highlights the experiences of candidates and citizens alike to consider how issues of race manifest across the political spectrum and in everyday lives.

    Now Streaming: Hulu


    Dick Johnson Is Dead (dir. Kirsten Johnson)

    Nominated for Outstanding Cinematography for AaNonfiction Program, Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program, and Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking.

    As a way of preparing herself and her aging father for letting go, filmmaker Kirsten Johnson imagines various ways that he might die, staging and filming the scenarios in intricate, painstaking recreations. Intimate conversations between parent and child infuse their poignant, funny, and wildly imaginative journey.

    Now Streaming: Netflix

    Congratulations to the nominees!

    The 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards take place September 19, 2021. Click here to read the complete list of nominees.