Festival Photos on Smugmug

Festival photos will be uploaded throughout the weekend on Full Frame’s Smugmug channel! Check them out!

Full Frame Honors Dr. Benjamin D. Reese Jr. of Duke University with 2019 Advocate Award

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is proud to announce that it will honor longtime festival supporter Dr. Benjamin D. Reese Jr. with its 2019 Advocate Award. The prestigious Advocate Award is given annually in recognition of individuals who exemplify the heart, soul, and spirit of Full Frame through their leadership and support of the festival and the documentary community. The award will be presented to Dr. Reese by Full Frame Director Deirdre Haj during…

Full Frame to Honor Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert as 2019 Tribute Recipients

As part of the Tribute, Full Frame will screen Bognar and Reichert’s latest film, American Factory 美国工厂, winner of the U.S. Documentary Directing Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. With astonishing access, the film takes us inside a Chinese factory, opened in 2014 in a shuttered General Motors plant in Dayton, Ohio, to observe what happens when the profoundly different cultures of the workers collide. American Factory is a Participant Media production. Bognar and Reichert have screened many of their…

Full Frame Receives $30,000 from NEA

National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $27 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $30,000 to the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grantmaking program. The agency received 1,605 Art Works applications for…

Now accepting applications for the 2019 Teach the Teachers program

The deadline to apply is February 25.  Apply for Teach the Teachers Teach the Teachers is open to any middle or high school instructor within the Durham Public School system.  The 2019 program will take place on the following dates: March 14: Pre-festival meeting (5:30 pm) April 4 – 7: Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Week of May 6: Post-festival meeting (afternoon) Since 2011, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has run the enormously successful free…

Congratulations to the Documentary Feature nominees!

2018 Full Frame Opening Night Film RBG and 2018 Full Frame award winners Hale County This Morning, This Evening, Minding the Gap, and Of Fathers and Sons are nominated for Best Documentary! Catch Free Solo and Minding the Gap  as part of the Full Frame Winter Series. More

Announcing the Full Frame Winter Series!

Presented by Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. and American Tobacco Campus, the Full Frame Winter Series presents FREE documentary screenings at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham. Don’t miss this chance to catch up on your must-watch list in time for the Academy Awards! January 31 – Three Identical Strangers February 6 – Free Solo February 14 – Minding the Gap  Free RSVPs are recommended and can be made via Eventbrite beginning at 9 am the day before each screening.   

Acclaimed Filmmaker Marco Williams Visits School of Doc

Award-winning filmmaker and Full Frame Alum Marco Williams (Two Towns of Jasper, The Undocumented, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities) recently visited the 2018 School of Doc After School students. Marco shared with them his experiences and insights from his career, and accompanied them on their shoot at the Blue Note Grill in downtown Durham. We are lucky to have the support of filmmakers like Marco who selflessly give their time to…

Submissions for the 2019 festival are now open

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival exhibits nearly 100 documentary films in a variety of programs. Submitted films will be considered for both the NEW DOCS and Invited Program categories. Filmmakers whose films are selected for Full Frame will be notified at the time of acceptance whether their films will be screening in the NEW DOCS or Invited Program categories. Films screening in the Invited Program are not eligible for awards. See the 2019 Submissions…