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Now accepting applications for the 2019 Teach the Teachers program

The deadline to apply is February 25.  Apply for Teach the Teachers Teach the Teachers is open to any middle or high school instructor within the Durham Public School system.  The 2019 program will take place on the following dates: March 14: Pre-festival meeting (5:30 pm) April 4 – 7: Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Week of May 6: Post-festival meeting (afternoon) Since 2011, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has run the enormously successful free…

Filmmaker RaMell Ross Visits School of Doc

On Wednesday, Full Frame hosted RaMell Ross, one of the most acclaimed documentarians of 2018. He generously mentored School of Doc students and answered questions about his journey as a filmmaker and his work, including his groundbreaking documentary and 2018 Full Frame Grand Jury winner Hale County This Morning, This Evening. It was an experience the students, staff, and instructors will not soon forget. “Visits from established filmmakers like RaMell make a career in documentary…

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…

Thank You Full Frame 2016 Volunteers!

The biggest standing ovation at the 2016 Awards Barbecue was for our volunteers who, as festival director Deirdre Haj stated, “work the hardest, and get thanked the least.” Full Frame would not exist without our nearly 350 hard-working and dedicated volunteers: venue workers, customer service and pass pickup assistants, social media and photography mavens, Green Team environmental warriors, and more. Today, we want to thank our volunteers by showcasing the hard work they do at our…

Watch Now: ‘Meru,’ ‘Mavis!,’ and ‘Last Day of Freedom’

Eager to see a doc you missed at the festival? Excited to revisit your Full Frame favorites? We’re here with regular updates on which Full Frame films are coming to theaters, DVD/VOD, and the small screen. Last Day of Freedom Now on Netflix In this haunting work, filmmakers Nomi Talisman and Dee Hibbert-Jones turn one man’s story into a beautifully animated, hand-drawn documentary about the scars of war, mental illness, and the failures of our…