Congratulations to the 2021 Award Winners!

Join us in celebrating the 2021 Award Winners! Seven awards for a combined value of $47,500 in cash prizes are announced for the 24th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Full Frame is a qualifying event for nominations for the Academy Award® Documentary Short Subject category and the Producers Guild of America Awards. “We are proud to celebrate the 2021 award-winning films,” said Sadie Tillery, Full Frame Interim Festival Director and Artistic Director. “We are…

2021 Advocate Award | Eric Johnson

Keeping a film festival running smoothly while sustaining mission and groundedness are tall orders, impossible to achieve without many friends. Which is why Full Frame’s connections to the regional filmmaking community have always been vital to the festival, and we depend on close counselors to maintain these creative relationships. Enter Eric Johnson, a talented sound and post-production professional who believes deeply in our field and in Full Frame. I have known Eric for many years,…

May Staff Pick

For this month’s staff pick, the entire Full Frame team has come together to celebrate the upcoming 24th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival films! We’re incredibly proud of this year’s line-up and can’t wait to share these titles with you from June 2–6. This month, we are asking audiences to explore the line-up and take a chance on a new film. Tickets are on sale now at store.fullframefest.org (and some films have already sold…

2021 Official Festival Film Lineup Is Here!

EXPLORE THE FILMS Full Frame is thrilled to share the official 2021 film lineup with our audiences! “In a year unlike any other, we are grateful to the filmmakers for allowing us to be a part of celebrating their work,” said Full Frame’s Artistic Director and Interim Festival Director, Sadie Tillery. “It’s hard to imagine an event without being together in downtown Durham, but Full Frame’s essence has always been rooted in the films themselves.…

April Staff Pick | Mossville: When Great Trees Fall

We’re back with our Monthly Staff Pick, where members of the Full Frame team dive into the archives and select a film to share with you each month. This month’s Staff Pick is Mossville: When Great Trees Fall (Full Frame 2019) from Production Director Dan Partridge. Dan says, “Mossville: When Great Trees Fall tells the story of Stacey Ryan, the last resident of the namesake Louisiana town to uphold his right to live on his…

5 Films for National Poetry Month

Join us in celebrating National Poetry Month with these five extraordinary Full Frame alums that highlight poets and their craft. Scared of Revolution Scared of Revolution (Full Frame 2019) | Director: Daniel Krikke Stream: Amazon Prime This raw examination of The Last Poets member Umar Bin Hassan explores both the triumphs and demons of this visionary artist.   Still Tomorrow Still Tomorrow (Full Frame 2017) | Director: Jian Fan Stream: Amazon Prime In rural China,…

Films for Women’s History Month: Part 2

Bold and unforgettable describe the incredible women highlighted in this list of films, whose life stories continue to inspire and invigorate the next generation of creatives, activists, and leaders. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Full Frame 2019) | dir. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Stream: Hulu She was born as Chloe Wofford in Lorain, Ohio, in 1931; 62 years later, Toni Morrison was in Stockholm, Sweden, receiving the Nobel Prize in…

March Staff Pick | Jay Myself

We’re back with our Monthly Staff Pick, where members of the Full Frame team dive into the archives and select a film to share with you each month. This month’s Staff Pick is Jay Myself (Full Frame 2019) from Programming Coordinator Katelyn Liu. Katelyn says, “Jay Myself tells the story of Jay Maisel, a prolific photographer who turned a six-story bank in New York City into his home. I remember the first time watching this…

2020 Full Frame Alums Collective, The Mole Agent, and Time Receive Oscar Nominations

This morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 2021 Academy Awards, recognizing three 2020 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival alums. Nominated in the Documentary Feature category include Alexander Nanau’s Collective, which made history as the first Romanian film to receive an Oscar nomination and is also recognized in the International Feature Film category, Maite Alberdi’s The Mole Agent, and Garrett Bradley’s Time. The ceremony announcing the winners will take place…

8 Films for Women’s History Month: Part 1

For over two decades, Full Frame has featured films that showcase the resilience, triumphs, and challenges of fearless women pushing for change – whether through art, politics, justice, or family. The below eight stories from our 2020 festival lineup put a spotlight on mothers, artists, political activists, and leaders that are sure to empower and inspire audiences. 9to5: The Story of the Movement 9to5: The Story of the Movement (Full Frame 2020) | Directors: Julia…