Announcing New Festival Dates! See you June 2–6, 2021

We’re moving to June! In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact this has had on industry calendars,  audiences, and filmmakers, Full Frame has decided to move our annual festival to June 2–6, 2021. “Our priority continues to be the safety of our audiences and our filmmakers,” says Full Frame director, Deirdre Haj. “We plan to build upon what we’ve learned from last year’s online festival and the virtual programs we’ve produced throughout the…

6 Docs about the Campaign Process

In the lead up to Election Tuesday, we’ve curated a selection of recent alums (2018 – 2020) that highlight the campaign process in America. For our Durham readers, be sure to grab some popcorn from our friends at the Carolina Theatre of Durham (takeout concessions open on Fridays and Saturdays) before streaming one of these awesome films!   Boys State Boys State (Full Frame 2020) | Directors: Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss Stream: Apple TV+ This…

2020 Festival Alums Streaming Now!

Last updated: 10/13/2020 Our programming team curates an exceptional selection of non-fiction films each festival year, and 2020 was no different despite the in-person event’s cancelation. While we couldn’t gather together to watch these films in downtown Durham earlier this year, many of the selections are now available to stream. We hope our audiences will enjoy exploring these titles. We’ll be sure to keep this list updated as more festival films are released. Looking for…

2020 School of Doc Films Now Available to Screen!

Did you miss the 2020 School of Doc Virtual Showcase in September? Well, all of the excellent films created by this year’s talented group of young filmmakers are now available on our Vimeo page! After watching their films, be sure to check-out their Q&A, where the students discussed their experience making a short documentary film on their own during the pandemic. 2020 School of Doc Films

Artist Resources and Funds for the Documentary Community

Last updated: 09/10/2020 If you are a documentary artist in need of support, our team has created a running list of grants, funds, networking events and other resources to help.   RELIEF FUNDS National National Endowment for the Arts (list of resources) Artist Relief Fund COVID-19 Grants Directory (IDA) Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund North Carolina NC Artist Relief Fund Chatham Artist and Arts-Workers Relief Effort (CAARE) Durham Artist Relief Fund Durham…

Filmmaker Q&A | BOYS STATE

BOYS STATE (2020 Full Frame Official Selection) 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. This filmmaker Q&A is moderated by Full Frame director Deirdre Haj and features directors Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine and film subjects Steven Garza and Ben Feinstein. BOYS STATE is…

2020 A&E IndieFilms Speakeasy | Documenting Distress: A Discussion

Throughout history, documentary film has been used to bring to light the abuses that human beings can inflict upon one another, whether during war, genocide, imprisonment, or via policies that force people into desperate conditions, such as exile, migration and/or starvation. Such work can and has brought public awareness to circumstances that bring about changes in laws, policing, public opinion, and inspire cultural norms to shift. How do documentary filmmakers walk the fine line of…

Filmmaker Q&A | THE FIGHT

2020 Full Frame alum THE FIGHT follows a scrappy team of heroic ACLU lawyers in an electrifying battle over abortion rights, immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights and voting rights. Watch the filmmaker Q&A with ACLU attorney and film subject Brigitte Amiri and directors Eli Despres and Elyse Steinberg. This Q&A discussion is moderated by Full Frame director Deirdre Haj.     Watch THE FIGHT at home: fightthefilm.com/watch-at-home/

Full Frame Receives $50,000 From the National Endowment for the Arts

Full Frame is excited to share that we’ve been selected by the National Endowment for the Arts to receive $50,000 through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. We are incredibly grateful for the NEA’s recognition and support of all that we do. Congratulations to the four other Durham-based organizations who received NEA support: the American Dance Festival, North Carolina Central University, the North Carolina Folklife Institute, and the Southern Documentary Fund. To…

Durham Business Partners Win INDY Week’s ‘Best of the Triangle 2020’

We want to congratulate our Durham business partners on being finalists and winning in INDY Week’s ‘Best of the Triangle 2020.’ If you are in a position to do so, we hope you’ll consider supporting these Durham businesses by ordering your next meal with them or purchasing a gift card for future use.   Monuts (Best Bagel in the Triangle, Best Donut in the Triangle) Guglhupf (Best Bakery in Durham County, Best Bakery in Orange/Chatham…