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35th Season of POV Includes Two Full Frame Grand Jury Winners

The longest running series for independent documentary, PBS’s acclaimed POV program, announced its 35th season. In total, four festival alums will take part in the series this season, including the two most recent Full Frame Grand Jury Award winners: Faya Dayi (Full Frame 2021) and I Didn’t See You There (Full Frame 2022). More than half of the films this season were directed by women, and two thirds by filmmakers of color. Read more about all…

Full Frame Named to MovieMaker Magazine’s 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is once again named to MovieMaker Magazine’s 50 Festival’s Worth the Entry Fee!  MovieMaker, a film magazine and website based in Los Angeles, compiles its annual list based on surveys, filmmaker testimonials, and visits to festivals, among other key factors. Key considerations include him much assistance a festival provides to traveling filmmakers; recent premieres at the festival; opportunities to meet distributors, fans, fellow filmmakers and press; and whether the…

Six Alums Receive Peabody Award Nominations

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors today announced the 60 nominees selected to represent the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and streaming media during 2021. Of the nominees, six are recent festival alums, including 2020 Full Frame Grand Jury award winner, Mayor. The 30 winners of the 82nd annual Peabody Awards will be named during a multi-day virtual celebration from June 6th through June 9th. The Full Frame alums recognized with nominations…

Announcing the 2022 Full Frame Festival Award Winners!

Full Frame is honored to present the 2022 festival award winners! Six awards for a combined value of $35,000 in cash prizes are announced for the 2022 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Full Frame is a qualifying event for nominations for the Academy Award Documentary Short Subject category and the Producers Guild of America Awards.   Tickets are on sale now at store.fullframefest.org and films are streaming through this Sunday, April 10, 2022.   Read…

Revealing the 2022 Full Frame Festival Trailer

If you have already been streaming films at the 2022 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, then you are familiar with this year’s playful festival trailer. Each year, the little 60 second or so video that plays ahead of each film at the festival not only puts a spotlight some of the event’s top supporters, but also gives audiences their cue that the movie is about to begin. Inspired by themes of connectivity, particularly during another…

Festival Cocktails To Shake Up Your Movie Weekend!

Looking to find a way to shake up your movie nights during the festival this weekend? Then try one of the custom craft cocktails created just for the 2022 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival! Thank you to Guglhupf Bakery, Café & Biergarten, Parizade, and West End Wine Bar for creating the recipes for audiences to enjoy!   The Bitter End Created by Guglhupf Bakery, Café & Biergarten 1.75oz Lunazul Reposado Tequila 1.25oz grapefruit juice .75oz…

First Time Feature Filmmakers At Full Frame 2022

Celebrate emerging artists and the new voices of documentary film by exploring this list of first time feature filmmakers and their work at the 2022 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Passes and tickets are on sale now at store.fullframefest.org.   After Sherman After Sherman / United States (Director: Jon-Sesrie Goff; Producers: blair dorosh-walther, Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich) After Sherman is a story about inheritance and the tensions that define our collective American history. The director’s exploration of coastal…

Eight Films with North Carolina Ties at Full Frame 2022

As a North Carolina-based festival, Full Frame celebrates the films with ties to our home state. Whether they feature stories and people from the region, or if they were created by those who call this beautiful state home, we recognize the enormous talent and generous storytelling from North Carolina at the 25th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Passes and tickets are on sale now at store.fullframefest.org. Explore all the films in the 2022 festival…

Film Premieres at the 25th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Be among the first audiences to watch these films at the 25th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival! Join us in celebrating the six films with premieres at this year’s online event. Passes and tickets are on sale now at store.fullframefest.org.   Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes U.S. Premiere Director: James Jones; Producers: Serhiy Solodko, Sasha Odynova The story of Chernobyl, told entirely through a newly discovered hoard of dramatic footage filmed at the nuclear plant during the disaster and new,…

Two Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant Recipients Featured in Full Frame 2022

Supporting emerging filmmakers and new voices in the documentary field is essential to Full Frame’s mission. Through programs like the Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant, the festival has been able to support emerging artists and has recognized a prestigious collection of first-time filmmakers over the past 15 years, including: Isabel Bethencourt, Parker Hill (Cusp), Bing Liu (Minding the Gap), Jonathan Olshefski (Quest), Matt Yoka (Whirlybird), RaMell Ross (Hale County This Morning, This Evening). The 2022 line-up…