12 Human Rights Award Winners to Stream

In honor of Amnesty International Day, we are sharing a list of past Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights award winners that are now available for streaming. This award is presented at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival to a film that addresses a significant human rights issue in the United States. By inspiring advocacy, increasing awareness, and promoting equity and justice, the winning film honors the legacy of Kathleen Bryan Edwards’s passion and…

Full Frame Virtual Screening Room

Watch great films and support Full Frame… right from the comfort of your home!   Full Frame is thrilled to partner with NEON to bring our audience two exceptional films from the 2020 festival lineup, SPACESHIP EARTH and THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF. Because 50% of the revenue from each rental goes back to Full Frame, this is a great way to check-out a new film and support all the work we do year-round! To watch these…

Full Frame Receives Recognition from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Full Frame would like to thank the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for selecting us as the only North Carolina-based grant recipient this year. In total, $2.5 million in grant support was distributed among 96 organizations. Through their generous support, we are able to further our mission of presenting the best of documentary film, in addition to bolstering our year-round initiatives, including education. To learn more about the grants, check-out the Variety article…

7 Jazz Documentaries to Stream at Home

This week, the Full Frame team pulled together a list of festival alums that highlight jazz and the artists behind the music. Anyone who loves the music, art, and culture of jazz will enjoy these seven extraordinary documentaries. For our Durham readers, be sure to grab some popcorn from our friends at the Carolina Theatre of Durham (takeout concessions open on Fridays) before streaming one of these films. Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (Director:…

11 Documentaries to Stream for National Photography Month

Did you know that May is National Photography Month? Full Frame focuses on documentary film, but as a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, we also recognize the importance and beauty of all documentary art forms. We hope you’ll enjoy this collection of alums in celebration of photography and the people behind the lens! For our local readers, be sure to grab some popcorn from our friends at the Carolina Theatre…

10 Foodie Films for #TakeOutTuesday

If you’ve been to a Full Frame Opening Night Party or an Awards BBQ, you know that we enjoy great food! Feast your eyes on one of these 10 films and pair them perfectly with takeout or delivery from one of our great local business partners on this #TakeOutTuesday! Kings of Pastry (Directors: Chris Hegedus, D A Pennebaker) – 2010 & 2018 festival alum Concocting all manner of sweet delights, from gold foil-bedecked chocolates to…

Congratulations School of Doc on winning two awards!

“We are very intentional about selecting students who are in the Durham Public Schools system to come to our camp for free. We teach students camera, lighting, editing, pre-planning, and shooting interviews so that they can go out and find the stories that they want to tell.” – Eric Barstow, School of Doc instructor Join us in congratulating our 2019 School of Doc summer and fall students on winning two awards at the 2020 Longleaf…

16 More Documentaries Featuring Remarkable Women

We’re back with a continuation of last week’s list, featuring 16 more docs highlighting important and remarkable women. We hope you enjoy these awesome films! Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 (Director: Frank Stiefel) – 2017 Audience Award Short, 2017 Jury Award for Best Short Animated drawings and extraordinary shots of Mindy Alper’s sculptures create a lovely portrait of the artist as she unabashedly examines her experiences with a mental disorder (that prevented…

Congratulations Award Winners!

Please join us in celebrating this year’s award winning films and filmmakers! We are incredibly grateful for the all of the awards sponsors whose generous contributions allows us to present seven films with nearly $50,000 in cash awards. Our gratitude is extended to each of the films in our 2020 lineup – we wish we could have shared these vibrant and important films with our community and we hope to keep audiences informed if/when they…

16 Documentaries Featuring Remarkable Women: Part 1

It’s Friday and you know what that means… another curated list of films to stream from the Full Frame team! This week, we’ve pulled together a list of festival alums from the last few years that feature important and remarkable women, shining a light on their lives, impact, and stories. Be on the lookout for part 2 of this list next Friday, April 24 at fullframefest.org! One Child Nation (Directors: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang)  –…