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Schedule of Events Includes Two Free Community Parties

The full schedule of events for the 20th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival features two free parties for the community: the Late Night Birthday Bash on Thursday, April 6, and the Closing Night Party on Sunday, April 9. Both parties are hosted at the 21c Museum Hotel. Each is free to attend and will feature a cash bar with local DJ entertainment. Stay tuned for more details.

Duke University President Richard Brodhead to Receive 2017 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. As Duke’s president, Brodhead has personally invested his time and energy as a catalyst for Full Frame, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University. This focus is indicative of his commitment to the arts, which have…

Passes + Ticket Packages On Sale 2/14

2017 Passes and Ticket Packages go on sale February 14 @ 11am! Passes are limited and sell quickly. Once passes and ticket packages are sold out, you will still have an opportunity to purchase single film tickets.

Full Frame Announces Partnership with Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. and American Tobacco Campus

Full Frame, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., and the American Tobacco Campus today announced their exciting partnership for the Full Frame Road Show presented by Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. and the American Tobacco Campus. The Road Show presents free documentary film screenings to the Triangle community year-round, showcasing contemporary documentary work and enhancing public understanding and appreciation of the art form. “Full Frame, both the festival and theater, are integral pieces of what makes Durham the…

Full Frame Welcomes DPS Students to Annual Youth Screening

Last week, we had one of our favorite events of the year: the Annual Full Frame Youth Screening. Hundreds of Durham Public School students and teachers arrived Wednesday morning at the Carolina Theatre to view the documentary Brooklyn Castle, and participate in a post-screening Q&A with one of the film’s stars. Brooklyn Castle, directed by Katie Dellamaggiore, follows members of a chess team at I.S. 318, a junior high school in Brooklyn that has won…

Four Questions with ‘Contemporary Color’ Directors Bill Ross and Turner Ross

We are excited to bring Contemporary Color, the newest film by innovative filmmakers Bill and Turner Ross, to the Triangle! The Ross Brothers, whose films provide creative looks at different aspects of American life, have shown their acclaimed works 45365 and Western at past Full Frames. Bill and Turner answered a few questions about Contemporary Color in advance of its Road Show screenings on August 19 in Durham and August 24 in Chapel Hill. Visit our Year Round Events page for upcoming free Road Show dates around the…