Full Frame Fellows Program

“Many of (the students) show up thinking they want to be fiction filmmakers, the next Christopher Nolan. They leave Full Frame wanting to be Barbara Kopple.”

– Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar
(Oscar nominated filmmakers & Wright State Fellows Advisors)

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.

Fellows also enjoy private master classes with legendary filmmakers. Previously, we have hosted sessions with DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, Stanley Nelson, Ross McElwee, Steve James and Peter Gilbert, Marshall Curry, Albert Maysles, Alan Berliner, Julie Goldman, and James Longley, among others.

In 2016, 180 students from 18 different colleges and universities from around the country participated in the Fellows Program. Schools ranged from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Duke University to Stanford University and New York University. Full Frame’s intimate landscape gives students the opportunity to network with filmmakers and industry professionals. It is an experience beyond what they can ever learn in the classroom.

The Fellows Program is made possible with support from the Career Pathways Initiative of the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and from North Carolina State University.

For more information about the Fellows Program, please contact info@fullframefest.org.


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