About Full Frame

    The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s 22nd annual festival held April 4 – 7, 2019 will showcase nearly 100 documentary features and short films from around the world, some of which will make their World or North American premieres. Festival screenings, discussions, and panels will be held in historic downtown Durham, N.C., including venues within the iconic Carolina Theatre and the Durham Convention Center. Set within a few city blocks, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation among filmmakers, film professionals, and the general public. The 2018 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival yielded over $2.1 million for Durham’s local economy and is a qualifying event for nominations for the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject and The Producers Guild of America Awards. 

    Serving the local Durham area as well as the documentary film community throughout the year, Full Frame also promotes the festival’s mission by presenting documentary work in the Full Frame Theater and other venues around the Triangle and state. Full Frame encompasses education and training opportunities such as the Full Frame Fellows Program, the School of Doc summer program for teenagers, the documentary literacy program Teach the Teachers for local educators, and the annual Youth Screening, drawing hundreds of students and teachers to the Carolina Theatre for an immersive, instructive experience.

    Full Frame is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, a nonprofit 501(c)3, and receives support from corporate sponsors, private foundations, and individual donors whose generosity endow the festival’s foundation. To learn more about the mission of Full Frame, visit fullframefest.org.