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June 2020

A&E IndieFilms Speakeasy: Online Festival Strategy for Documentary Filmmakers Webinar

June 2, 2020, 3:00 pm4:00 pm

Virtual Speakeasy: Online Festival Strategy for Documentary Filmmakers TUESDAY, JUNE 2 | 3PM (EST) | REGISTER HERE | FREE WEBINAR As more festivals make the move online, documentary directors are left questioning, what is the right path for their films? Join us for a discussion on emerging strategies for nonfiction filmmakers, where we’ll tackle the most pressing concerns and questions about the changing festival landscape. Moderator:   Deirdre Haj, Full Frame director Panelists:     Josh Braun, co-president of Submarine Entertainment  …

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August 2020

A&E IndieFilms Speakeasy: Documenting Distress: A Discussion

August 12, 2020, 10:30 am11:30 am

Documenting Distress: A Discussion Wednesday, August 12 | 10:30 AM (EST) | FREE REGISTER TODAY Throughout history, documentary film has been used to bring to light the abuses that human beings can inflict upon one another, whether during war, genocide, imprisonment, or via policies that force people into desperate conditions, such as exile, migration and/or starvation. Such work can and has brought public awareness to circumstances that bring about changes in laws, policing, public opinion, and inspire cultural norms to shift. How…

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Free Screening: BOYS STATE with Q&A

August 13, 2020, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Thursday, August 13 | 7 PM (EST) | FREE | Register Today WATCH TRAILER   An Apple Original Films and A24 Release, BOYS STATE will debut on Apple TV+ on Friday, August 14.   BOYS STATE dramatically captures the political motivations and strategic calculations of a group of young men who, among a thousand other Texas high school students, take part in a weeklong exercise to build a representative democracy from the ground up.   BOYS STATE was an official…

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September 2020

2020 School of Doc Showcase

September 9, 2020, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

2020 SCHOOL OF DOC SHOWCASE Wednesday, September 9 | 7 PM (EST) | FREE | Register Today! Join us as we celebrate the hard work and creativity of the 2020 School of Doc cohort! Presenting their films publicly for the first time, these talented young filmmakers will discuss how they each created a short film on their own during Full Frame's first virtual School of Doc session. Register today to find out details on how to watch the films and…

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October 2020

Teach the Teachers | You Are What You Watch: Fostering Empathy in Students through Documentary

October 21, 2020, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

In this session, the facilitator and participants will delve deeper into the ways in which documentary can be used as a tool to foster student empathy. The facilitator and supporting educators will share their experiences in using documentary – with its predominant focus on individuals and specific historical moments rather than themes or broad strokes – to offer students a different perspective than they might find in textbooks, novels, internet resources, or other resources. Participating teachers will then have a…

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November 2020


November 17, 2020, 2:00 pm3:30 pm

Help us welcome Duke's new Vice Provost for the Arts as Full Frame presents an encore virtual presentation of the 2011 Jury Award Winner for Best Short, ONE NIGHT IN KERNERSVILLE (dir. Rodrigo Dorfman).  Immediately following the 20 minute screening, John Brown will join Full Frame director Deirdre Haj in a conversation. The event is free and open to all. Register to attend today! Very much in the moment, this character study of jazz bassist John Brown reveals his inner…

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December 2020

A&E IndieFilms Speakeasy | Gatekeeper Accountability: Film Festivals

December 10, 2020, 3:00 pm4:30 pm

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 from the documentary filmmaking and…

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January 2021

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

January 13, 3:00 pm4:30 pm

  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., James B. Duke Professor of…

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

January 27, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

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. In this session, the facilitator…

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March 2021

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

March 17, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

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 accessible, documentary – with its…

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