2018 Passes On Sale February 14 at 11 am

Passes and Ticket Packages for the 21st Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will be on sale to the public beginning at 11 am on February 14, 2018. See our Passes and Tickets page for more information.  

And the Oscar Goes To…

Congratulations to all of the nominees, especially the Full Frame Alum and award winners! We are thrilled for “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405,” “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” “Last Men in Aleppo,” and “Strong Island.” We’ll be watching on March 4 when they announce the winners!

Full Frame Announces Winter Series Lineup

Full Frame will bring back two outstanding Full Frame Alum from the 2017 festival – Opening Night Film Abacus: Small Enough to Jail and two-time award-winner Strong Island – along with one of the year’s most talked about films, JANE. All screenings are free at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham. Selected from the Academy’s shortlist for Documentary Feature, the Full Frame Winter Series is not to be missed.   See the individual event pages for more information, including instructions for how…

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail Airs on Frontline

Start the New Year with the Sung family. 2017 Full Frame Alum and Opening Night Film Abacus: Small Enough to Jail airs on Frontline. Abacus, which is also on the shortlist for the Academy Awards, is also available to stream on the Frontline website.

Full Frame Alumni Land on Academy’s Short List

Several Full Frame award winners, and others that have screened at Full Frame, have been shortlisted for the Academy’s Documentary Feature category. 2017 Opening Night Film Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, City of Ghosts, Grand Jury Honorable Mention + Inspiration award winner Last Men in Aleppo, and the Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist + Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker award winner Strong Island landed on the shortlist for the Documentary Feature category for the 90th…

Full Frame Grand Jury Winner QUEST in Theaters

Jonathan Olshefski’s Grand Jury + Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights winner QUEST is now in theaters! Filmed over the course of ten years, QUEST is a thoughtful and nuanced observation of the Rainey family—led by father Christopher (“Quest”) and mother Christine (“Ma”). QUEST is an ode to the unwavering love and resilience of a specific family, and a universal reminder that family can give us the strength to keep on going.  

Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya on The Cinema Travellers

Full Frame is proud to present the following Q+A with directors Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya . The Cinema Travellers will screen for free on October 19 at the Cary Theater in Cary as part of the Full Frame Road Show Fall Series, presented by Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. and American Tobacco Campus. The free ticket reservation window opens to First Team on Monday, October 16 at 9 am, followed by Spotlight Members on Wednesday, October18 at 9 am and…

Director James Payne on Far Western

Full Frame is proud to present the following Q+A with director James Payne. Far Western will screen for free on September 28 at the Cary Theater in Cary as part of the Full Frame Road Show Fall Series, presented by Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. and American Tobacco Campus. The free ticket reservation window opens to First Team on Monday, September 25 at 9 am, followed by Spotlight Members on Wednesday, September 27 at 9 am and the general public on Thursday, September…

2018 Call for Entries Now Open!

Full Frame is now accepting submissions for the 21st annual festival, April 5-8, 2018 in Durham, NC. Please see the Call for Entries page for full details, including eligibility, fees, and deadlines.