The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is a vital, vibrant, essential institution in the American cultural and artistic landscape. It is not only the most important festival of its kind—it is, in fact, the only festival of its kind.

    —R.J. Cutler, Filmmaker

    Annually, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is a celebration of non-fiction films, showcasing dozens of films, parties, panels, and more for thousands of attendees and filmmakers from around the globe.

    Here are some tips on how to navigate the festival landscape. 

    Full Frame remains committed to the safety of our audiences and will follow all health and safety guidelines set forth by Duke University and the City of Durham. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 festival will be held entirely online.

    Visit the PASSES + TICKETS page for: 

    • Pass, ticket package, and single ticket information
    • Box Office and How To Purchase information

    Visit the FAQ page for: 

    • General 2021 Festival information
    • Virtual festival technical requirements
    • Information on accessing the virtual festival

    Still have questions? Email us at