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August Staff Pick | Los Reyes

Programming Manager Katelyn Liu has chosen Los Reyes for this month’s Staff Pick. Talking about the 2019 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival alum, Katelyn says, “Through the committed portraiture of Los Reyes, it was so easy to fall in love with and cheer for the two protagonists of the film: Football and Chola. Two strays dogs living in Santiago, Chile, Football and Chola offer insight into deep friendship as they chase abandoned tennis balls together…

Watch Now: 2021 Full Frame Alums

Last Update: September 29, 2021 After a successful virtual festival in June, Full Frame audiences have been asking how they can see the films from the exceptional 2021 line-up again. Fortunately, several films have been released and can be enjoyed right from the comfort of your home! We’ll be sure to keep this list updated through the year as more festival alums become available. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and…

Full Frame Alums Nominated for Primetime Emmys (and how you can watch them today!)

Announced yesterday, three 2020 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival alums have each been nominated for multiple Primetime Emmy Awards. Learn more about the nominated films below! Boys State (dirs. Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine) Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program and Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special. This film dramatically captures the political motivations and strategic calculations of a group of young men who, among a thousand other Texas high school students, take part in…

June Staff Pick | Trash Dance

Looking for more film suggestions after an amazing #FullFrame2021? Fortunately, Angie Potiny, Full Frame’s Development Assistant, is here with the June Monthly Staff Pick. She is taking us back to 2012 and is highlighting festival alum Trash Dance. Angie says, “Trash Dance is a film I could watch over and over again, and still get chills every time. The beauty and pride shines through each performer as they practice their routines, all while working long,…

Congratulations to the 2021 Award Winners!

Join us in celebrating the 2021 Award Winners! Seven awards for a combined value of $47,500 in cash prizes are announced for the 24th Annual 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. “We are proud to celebrate the 2021 award-winning films,” said Sadie Tillery, Full Frame Interim Festival Director and Artistic Director. “We are…

2021 Advocate Award | Eric Johnson

Keeping a film festival running smoothly while sustaining mission and groundedness are tall orders, impossible to achieve without many friends. Which is why Full Frame’s connections to the regional filmmaking community have always been vital to the festival, and we depend on close counselors to maintain these creative relationships. Enter Eric Johnson, a talented sound and post-production professional who believes deeply in our field and in Full Frame. I have known Eric for many years,…

May Staff Pick

For this month’s staff pick, the entire Full Frame team has come together to celebrate the upcoming 24th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival films! We’re incredibly proud of this year’s line-up and can’t wait to share these titles with you from June 2–6. This month, we are asking audiences to explore the line-up and take a chance on a new film. Tickets are on sale now at store.fullframefest.org (and some films have already sold…

2021 Official Festival Film Lineup Is Here!

EXPLORE THE FILMS Full Frame is thrilled to share the official 2021 film lineup with our audiences! “In a year unlike any other, we are grateful to the filmmakers for allowing us to be a part of celebrating their work,” said Full Frame’s Artistic Director and Interim Festival Director, Sadie Tillery. “It’s hard to imagine an event without being together in downtown Durham, but Full Frame’s essence has always been rooted in the films themselves.…

April Staff Pick | Mossville: When Great Trees Fall

We’re back with our Monthly Staff Pick, where members of the Full Frame team dive into the archives and select a film to share with you each month. This month’s Staff Pick is Mossville: When Great Trees Fall (Full Frame 2019) from Production Director Dan Partridge. Dan says, “Mossville: When Great Trees Fall tells the story of Stacey Ryan, the last resident of the namesake Louisiana town to uphold his right to live on his…

Films for Women’s History Month: Part 2

Bold and unforgettable describe the incredible women highlighted in this list of films, whose life stories continue to inspire and invigorate the next generation of creatives, activists, and leaders. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Full Frame 2019) | dir. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Stream: Hulu She was born as Chloe Wofford in Lorain, Ohio, in 1931; 62 years later, Toni Morrison was in Stockholm, Sweden, receiving the Nobel Prize in…