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Announcing the 2024 Film Lineup!

Film still: “A Photographic Memory” The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is pleased to announce the complete lineup for the 26th annual festival, April 4–7, 2024. Full Frame will exhibit documentary features and shorts from around the world in a premier showcase of film screenings, discussions, and panels held in historic downtown Durham, N.C. This year’s festival will include 50 titles, 35 features and 15 short films from 22 countries. NEW DOCS 1489 / Armenia (Director: Shoghakat Vardanyan;…

Nancy Buirski and D. A. Pennebaker will be celebrated with the 2024 Full Frame Tribute

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will celebrate filmmakers Nancy Buirski, who also founded the festival, and D. A. Pennebaker with the 2024 Full Frame Tribute.  “Remembering Nancy and Penny, I cannot think of two people who are more responsible for shaping Full Frame as a cultural institution,” said co-festival director and artistic director Sadie Tillery. “Over the years, they shared their films, their passion for the craft of filmmaking, their knowledge of the documentary…

Jessica Edwards and Gary Hustwit Curate the 2024 Thematic Program: “In Process: Documenting Creativity”

Full Frame has announced the 2024 Thematic Program curated by award-winning filmmakers Jessica Edwards and Gary Hustwit. The 2024 Thematic Program, titled “In Process: Documenting Creativity,” examines the creative process through films that illuminate how artists—on both sides of the lens and across a variety of mediums—make their work. The series features six selections, four features and two shorts, and considers both the triumphs and the uncertainties involved in producing art and transforming personal experience…

Join the Green Team!

The Green Team represents Full Frame’s commitment to waste reduction and recycling at the festival. The Green Team volunteers will monitor and divert recycling and composting to keep waste properly sorted.   Looking for a way to join this effort? Consider joining Full Frame as a Green Team leader! Green Team leaders will be in charge of the Green Team volunteers, and work with Full Frame staff to plan, manage, and lead these efforts during…

8 Films for the Middle of Winter

With striking landscapes, muted pastels, and the juxtaposition of a season filled with both hardship and hibernation, winter often integrates itself uniquely into visual stories. Whether becoming a silent character, enhancing a film’s themes or the  thoughts of the protagonists, or providing a silent, snowy moment of reflection for the audience, filmmakers have used the icy months to create compelling, layered, and memorable work over the years. As we lean into the wintry season, Full…

Five Full Frame Alums Receive IDA Award Nominations!

The International Documentary Association (IDA) has announced this year’s nominees for the organization’s 38th annual awards. “We are thrilled to celebrate the achievements of such a stellar group of films and programs from around the world.  We look forward to celebrating these outstanding works, which provide inspiration not just for the documentary field but also real-world change on a global scale. Kudos to IDA staff and the screening committee and jury members from around the…

Cinema Eye Honors Award Nominees Feature Seven Full Frame Alums

Cinema Eye Honors has announced the 16th Annual Awards Ceremony nominees, which include seven 2022 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival alums. The annual awards recognize the outstanding artistry and craft in nonfiction filmmaking. The winners will be announced at a ceremony held at the Museum of the Moving Image on January 12, 2023. Read about all of the nominees here. A complete list of Full Frame alums nominated or recognized at this year’s Cinema Eye Honors…

Announcing the Full Frame Summer Road Show in Durham Central Park!

Full Frame is excited to welcome audiences back in-person at the Summer Road Show in Durham Central Park, presented by American Tobacco Campus and Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc! The Summer Road Show is scheduled to take place every other Monday in August and will present three outdoor documentary film screenings to the Triangle community (and visitors!). All events are free and open to the public. All films will start at 8:30 PM. FILM LINE-UP & SCHEDULE…

What to Watch: 2022 Full Frame Festival Alums Streaming in June

Plan your weekend watch party with this eclectic mix of 2022 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival alums that have been released on streaming platforms since the end of the event. From political thrillers to artist spotlights, the breadth of programming from the 25th annual event proves to be even more compelling on a second watch. Be sure to let us know which films you are most looking forward to rewatching by tagging Full Frame on…

Streaming Now: 2022 Filmmaker Q&As

Through more than 30 illuminating conversations with those both in front of and behind the camera, audiences have the opportunity to discover more about the films from the 2022 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. All Filmmaker Q&As, presented by Showtime, are streaming now on Vimeo.