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, Kirsten Johnson, Steve James, Peter Nicks, Marshall Curry, Albert Maysles, Julie Goldman, and James Longely, among others.

In 2017, 160 students from 18 different programs 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.

Full Frame works with colleges and universities around the country to host students at the festival. Each participating program is responsible for the selection of students. At this time, Full Frame does not accept individual applications from students directly. If you have questions about the Fellows Program or are interested in participating with your school, please contact info@fullframefest.org.

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