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)  –…

Artist Relief Resources and Funds for the Documentary Community

If you are a documentary artist in need of aid and support, our team has created a running list of emergency grants, funds and other resources to help. National National Endowment for the Arts (list of resources) Artist Relief Fund Documentary Freelancer Relief Fund Filmmaker’s Guide to Applying for US Coronavirus Federal Relief Applying for Federal Coronavirus Relief as a Filmmaker Artist Relief Tree Americans for the Arts Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency…

Full Frame Partners Offering Delivery, Pickup, and Gift Cards

Here at Full Frame, we love our local business partners. If you are in a position to do so, we hope you’ll consider supporting these local businesses by ordering your next meal with them or purchasing a gift card for future use. Bull City Burger and Brewery COPA Counter Culture Coffee Durham Co-op Market The Durham Hotel  Eastcut Sandwich Shop East Durham Bake Shop Fullsteam Brewery Geer Street Garden (free lunch initiative) Guglhupf Kipos Loaf…

Two School of Doc films selected for the 2020 Longleaf Film Festival

We want to give a huge congratulations to our 2019 School of Doc summer and fall students on having two of their documentary films selected for the 2020 Longleaf Film Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina. The two films that were selected were LIBERTAD and WHO I AM: RADHA VARADAN. Even though this year’s Longleaf Film Festival is canceled due to COVID-19, the festival will hold an online awards ceremony that you can watch live on Friday,…

13 Family-Friendly Documentaries To Stream Today

Full Frame is a big believer that great nonfiction cinema can be accessible (and entertaining!) for audiences of all ages, so our team has gathered a list of 13 documentaries from previous festivals and Youth Screenings over the years. Whether you want to introduce your children to the beloved Mr. Rogers, be inspired by budding young scientists, or explore a city full of adorable cats, we hope you and your family will enjoy watching these…

A Message Regarding the 2020 Festival and COVID-19

A Message Regarding the 2020 Festival and COVID-19 Yesterday, Duke University cancelled all sponsored events through April 20, 2020, which includes this year’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. At this time, we are in the process of notifying filmmakers, sponsors, donors, ticket buyers, and all of our stakeholders.  We humbly ask for patience as our team works through the many details involved with canceling an event of Full Frame’s scale. Updates will be posted on…

Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant Films to Stream Today!

While we all continue to practice social distancing, why not catch up on a few award-winning docs? The Full Frame team has pulled together a list of previous Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant recipients that are now streaming online.  Minding the Gap (Director: Bing Liu) 2017 Garrett Scott Grant Recipient, 2018 Full Frame Audience Award Skateboarding and strained family relationships bond three friends together in this introspective saga about the journey from youth to adulthood. WATCH ON HULU QUEST (Director:…