At Full Frame, we are dedicated to nurturing and diversifying the next generation of documentary filmmakers and fans through our free education programs.

    For Students

    • School of Doc: an in-depth, hands-on summer camp and after school program for public high school students to learn all aspects of documentary filmmaking, from camera operation to producing skills. Participants attend the festival for free, network with professional filmmakers, visit state-of-the-art production facilities, and are eligible for UNCSA summer program scholarships.
    • Youth Screening: hundreds of local students attend a documentary screening with filmmakers and film subjects. For many, this is their first exposure to documentary film, providing an opportunity to differentiate between reality television and nonfiction cinema.
    • Full Frame Fellows Program: The Full Frame Fellows Program is designed to educate, motivate, and nurture students interested in the documentary form. During the four days of the festival, participating students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in everything Full Frame has to offer: films fresh on the circuit, classics from years past, engaging panel discussions, and the filmmaking community as a whole. Full Frame works with colleges and universities around the country to host students at the festival.


    For Educators

    • Teach the Teachers: educators attend the festival and meet quarterly, learning to incorporate documentary literacy into their curriculum, and promoting students’ critical thinking skills and global perspectives in their classrooms. Professional classroom credit and stipends for substitute teachers are provided.
    • Partnership with PBS’ POV: marrying Full Frame’s groundbreaking training model with POV’s vast library of educator resources, we offer insightful, accessible webinars and materials for teachers anywhere in the United States.



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