Full Frame Emmy Winners

    “Dick Johnson is still alive,” proclaimed Kirsten Johnson, director of 2020 Full Frame alum Dick Johnson Is Dead on her Emmy for Outstanding Directing 

    Full Frame congratulates Johnson for her win, along with Boys State, which took home the Emmy for Best Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

    Find out more about the films, and how you can watch them, below:


    Boys State (dirs. Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine)

    Winner: Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

    Nominated: Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program

    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+


    Dick Johnson Is Dead (dir. Kirsten Johnson)

    Winner: Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program

    Nominated: Outstanding Cinematography for A 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

    Fellow 2020 festival alum City So Real (dir. Steve James), was also recognized with an Emmy nominated. Watch the series now on Hulu.