Full Frame Fellows Program

    About the 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.

    Fellows also enjoy private sessions with legendary filmmakers. Previously, we have hosted conversations with D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, Ryan White, Bernardo Ruiz, Stanley Nelson, Ross McElwee, Kirsten Johnson, Steve James, Peter Nicks, Marshall Curry, Albert Maysles, Julie Goldman, and James Longely, among others.

    In 2019, 180 students from 20 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 Howard 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.

    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 Sadie Tillery.