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“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…

Critics’ Choice Documentary Award Winners Revealed

The winners of the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards were unveiled on November 10. Our 2019 Opening Night Film American Factory won Best Political Documentary and 2019 Alum Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am won Best Biographical Documentary. Also, our 2019 Tribute recipients, Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, tied for Best Directors for American Factory. Check out the full list of winners of the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards.

RaMell Ross in Conversation with Sadie Tillery at Museum of the Moving Image

This Friday through Sunday (November 8 – 10), the Museum of the Moving Image will showcase Full Frame’s 2019 Thematic Program, “Some Other Lives of Time.” The series, curated by acclaimed filmmaker RaMell Ross, explores the subjective spaces and lenses of nonfiction filmmaking with a selection of six indelible programs. On Friday, November 8 at 7:00 pm, there will be a free conversation around “Some Other Lives of Time” with RaMell Ross and Sadie Tillery, Artistic Director at Full Frame…

Award-Winning Documentary Film Kifaru to Screen for Free in Shelby, NC

As part of its Common Ground series, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will partner with the Cleveland County Arts Council and Gardner-Webb University Life of the Scholar Program to present the award-winning documentary Kifaru. The film follows a dedicated team of rangers in Kenya who are watching over Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino. Rampant poaching has decimated his subspecies, yet hope remains thanks to his incredible caregivers who are set on…

2019 School of Doc After-School Program

Our second year of the School of Doc after-school program began September 10. This three-year pilot program launched last year with generous support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. Six participants from our 2019 summer School of Doc returned and meet twice a week to produce short films with their filmmaking instructors. Save the date for the premiere of their hard work at a free screening Monday, December 9 at 6:30 pm at the Full…

2019 School of Doc Students Present World Premiere

On July 23, Full Frame’s 2019 School of Doc students presented the world premiere of their film RIOT NOT QUIET: GIRLS ROCK NC plus two other films to a full house at the Full Frame Theater. Check out the films below, and be sure to catch their free screening at Full Frame 2020! CHALLENGES WITHIN US WHO I AM | RADHA VARADAN RIOT NOT QUIET | GIRLS ROCK NC 

Festival Photos on Smugmug

Festival photos will be uploaded throughout the weekend on Full Frame’s Smugmug channel! Check them out!