A&E IndieFilms Speakeasy | Gatekeeper Accountability: Film Festivals

Thursday, Dec. 3 | 3 PM (EST) | FREE | Register today! What are the implications and special challenges that festivals face when trying to vet films that might spark controversy in terms of authorship and consent? Join us in collaboration with Working Films for a discussion about the role that film festivals can play in increasing ethics and accountability in the documentary field. Working Films’ StoryShift Strategist Natalie Bullock Brown will moderate this discussion with representatives…

A&E IndieFilms Speakeasy | Black Frame: New Voices of Documentary

  Join us for a conversation with contemporary Black filmmakers on how they are moving the documentary form forward using new approaches, cinematic languages, and theory in their recent work. In partnership with the Department of African & African American Studies at Duke University, this conversation is a part of Black Frame, a series of discussions, curriculum, and presentations with a focus solely on Black documentary filmmakers and their work. Register today! Moderator: Mark Anthony Neal, Ph.D.,…

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Teach the Teachers | Between Truth & Reality: Promoting Media Literacy in the Documentary Age

Now more than ever, it’s vital that students be able to parse fiction from reality, whether it be what they see on the news, social media and on streaming networks. However, many students struggle to do so, even as teachers incorporate specific media literacy components into their curriculum. Part of that is because real media literacy is being able to delineate simple fact from fiction, but also the harder challenge of separating truth from reality.…

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Teach the Teachers | As Good As New: Using Documentary to Freshen Up Stale Concepts

We are in the golden age of documentary. Many students have seen them, on YouTube, Netflix, and other streaming services, often without even having the medium categorized and defined for them as such. As school-aged children consume more and more streaming content, transferring documentary content to the classroom setting is a natural transition. Even more natural, in many cases, than a textbook, research article, or news report. In addition to the video format being more…

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Teach the Teachers | Film Trip: How Documentaries Build Bridges to a Larger World

In these times of tightened school budgets, it’s very difficult to plan and execute a field trip for students. And while documentaries will never be a replacement for the authentic experience of a field trip, they can, like the best films, transport students to a place and time far away from the modern classroom. Not only that, but documentaries, with their frequent focus on personal stories, and often stories of people of color or everyday…

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24th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Join us for the 24th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, taking place June 2–6, 2021. The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an internationally recognized, Academy Award® qualifying event that proudly presents the best of nonfiction films on the festival circuit each year. Based in Durham, North Carolina, the annual festival gathers thousands of enthusiastic fans from around the globe to celebrate the documentary art form, engage in meaningful conversation, and experience the impact exceptional nonfiction cinema first hand. Our…

The Creative Power of BIPOC Editors

CLICK HERE TO WATCH Join us at the 24th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival for the official launch of the BIPOC Documentary Editor's Database! Prominent industry professionals, including Sam Pollard, Jean Tsien and Lillian Benson, will be speaking to introduce this vital new tool. This public database is a searchable, user-friendly website of BIPOC documentary editors to promote and increase the number of BIPOC editors hired across the documentary field. This website has been…

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Summer Road Show in Durham Central Park | NEVER TOO LATE: THE DOC SEVERINSEN STORY

Durham Central Park Durham, NC

Kicking off the Summer Road Show in Durham Central Park is NEVER TOO LATE: THE DOC SEVERINSEN STORY. For three decades, bandleader and master trumpeter Doc Severinsen was a mainstay of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Treasured for his exceptional talent, he is equally remembered for his eccentric outfits and charismatic banter with the show’s beloved host. Now in his nineties and still performing and teaching, Severinsen lights up this radiant film about his…

CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER | Summer Road Show in Durham Central Park | STORM LAKE

Durham Central Park Durham, NC

NOTICE: The Summer Road Show Screening of STORM LAKE has been cancelled due to severe thunderstorms. We hope all audiences will join us for the next Road Show Screening of MAMA BEARS on August 29! Over the past 15 years, with more Americans getting their news from Facebook one in four newspapers have closed in the U.S. With a circulation of almost 3,000 readers, the Storm Lake Times in Storm Lake, Iowa, is one of…

Summer Road Show in Durham Central Park | MAMA BEARS

Durham Central Park Durham, NC

Join us for our final Summer Road Show outdoor screening of MAMA BEARS. “Once you know how important fighting for your kid is, you can’t do anything else but fight for them,” is the statement that begins Daresha Kyi’s poignant documentary about a group of conservative Christian women that call themselves the “Mama Bears.” In seeking to avoid the ostracization, homelessness, conversion therapy, or suicide that often befall queer youth from conservative families, these Mama…