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Artist Relief Resources and Funds for the Documentary Community

If you are a documentary artist in need of aid and support, our team has created a running list of emergency grants, funds and other resources to help. National National Endowment for the Arts (list of resources) Artist Relief Fund Documentary Freelancer Relief Fund Filmmaker’s Guide to Applying for US Coronavirus Federal Relief Applying for Federal Coronavirus Relief as a Filmmaker Artist Relief Tree Americans for the Arts Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency…

Full Frame Partners Offering Delivery, Pickup, and Gift Cards

Here at Full Frame, we love our local business partners. If you are in a position to do so, we hope you’ll consider supporting these local businesses by ordering your next meal with them or purchasing a gift card for future use. Bull City Burger and Brewery COPA Counter Culture Coffee Durham Co-op Market The Durham Hotel  Eastcut Sandwich Shop East Durham Bake Shop Fullsteam Brewery Geer Street Garden (free lunch initiative) Guglhupf Kipos Loaf…

Two School of Doc films selected for the 2020 Longleaf Film Festival

We want to give a huge congratulations to our 2019 School of Doc summer and fall students on having two of their documentary films selected for the 2020 Longleaf Film Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina. The two films that were selected were LIBERTAD and WHO I AM: RADHA VARADAN. Even though this year’s Longleaf Film Festival is canceled due to COVID-19, the festival will hold an online awards ceremony that you can watch live on Friday,…

13 Family-Friendly Documentaries To Stream Today

Full Frame is a big believer that great nonfiction cinema can be accessible (and entertaining!) for audiences of all ages, so our team has gathered a list of 13 documentaries from previous festivals and Youth Screenings over the years. Whether you want to introduce your children to the beloved Mr. Rogers, be inspired by budding young scientists, or explore a city full of adorable cats, we hope you and your family will enjoy watching these…

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!