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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:…

Support Our Neighbors at American Tobacco Campus

Local business owners are the backbone of the Durham community. Support our neighbors at American Tobacco Campus as much as you can during this time.   Bella Trio Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 9:00am – 9:00pm Gift cards (limited time offer of 20% bonus for any GC purchased)   Boricua Soul Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:30am – 2:00pm & 4:30pm – 7:00pm Curbside pick up menu   Mellow Mushroom Hours: Monday-Sunday 12:00pm – 8:00pm Curbside pick…

10 Full Frame Alums to Stream: Shorts

For those practicing social distancing, our team has gathered a list of recent Full Frame short film alums that you can watch online today! We love all of our alums, so this short list is just the tip of the iceberg. Pulled together from our 2018 and 2019 festival line-ups, these films are easily accessible and free to screen.  GIVE (Director: David de Rozas) – 2019 Full Frame Jury Award for Best Short With a singular…

Award-Winning Filmmakers Jessica Edwards and Gary Hustwit Tapped to Curate Full Frame’s 2020 Thematic Program

Photo: Ebru Yildiz   Media Contact: Emily Foster, Marketing Director | emily.foster@fullframefest.org | 919-433-9802   Durham, N.C. ­­– Thursday, February 27, 2020 ­­– Award-winning filmmakers Jessica Edwards and Gary Hustwit are curating the 2020 Thematic Program at 23rd annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. The 2020 Thematic Program 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 considers both the…

“Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” now streaming on American Masters (PBS)

Navigating his professional and personal lives, this remarkable study of the jazz musician unfolds through reflections from musicians, scholars, lovers, and friends. Davis’s own reflections—and the music itself—narrate his extraordinary genius and sometimes turbulent life. 2019 Full Frame Alum “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” is now available for streaming on American Masters (PBS) until March 25, 2020. Check out the trailer below!

“Always in Season” now streaming on Independent Lens (PBS)

In 2014, teenager Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, N.C. The circumstances of his death echo the long horror of lynching in the American South and intersect with the stories of two other communities seeking justice and reconciliation. 2019 Full Frame Alum “Always in Season” is now available for streaming on Independent Lens (PBS) until March 25, 2020. Check out the trailer below!

Full Frame Board Member wins Oscar

Congratulations to Full Frame Board Member Marshall Curry on winning an Academy Award® for “The Neighbors’ Window”! Check out his Oscar acceptance speech below!

“American Factory” wins Oscar

We are thrilled for directors Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert on winning an Academy Award® for American Factory! The film was our 2019 Opening Night Film and we also honored Steven and Julia with our 2019 Full Frame Tribute. Check out their Oscar acceptance speech below!

Cinema Eye Announces 2020 Nonfiction Film Nominees

Cinema Eye, which recognizes outstanding artistry and craft in nonfiction filmmaking, announced on November 7 its full slate of nominees for their 2020 Honors. 2019 Full Frame Alums that are nominees: American Factory, Midnight Family, One Child Nation, The Infiltrators, Ask Dr. Ruth, Knock Down the House, Mike Wallace is Here, The Raft, Always in Season, Crannog The 2020 Cinema Eye Honors Awards Ceremony will take place Monday, January 6 at the Museum of the…