Words to Know
NEW DOCS – The NEW DOCS program consists of approximately 60 films, chosen from over 1800 submissions, all of which have been recently completed and are eligible for Full Frame awards. Awards will be presented during Sunday’s Awards Barbecue.
INVITED PROGRAMMING – Invited Programming is comprised of films that have been invited to screen at Full Frame and are not eligible for awards. These films are ticketed events and are open to the public.
CONVERSATIONS – Full Frame’s slate of panels, workshops and demonstrations, the Conversations program also includes the Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant presentation and works-in-progress programs.
LAST MINUTE LINE – The Last Minute Line is the designated “standby” line at each venue where people without tickets wait to see if there are any available seats after passholders and ticketholders have been seated. Last Minute tickets are $15 (CASH ONLY, price includes sales tax).
SUNDAY ENCORES – Full Frame’s Sunday Encore screenings can include award-winners, sold-out shows or other encore opportunities. Award winners will be announced Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of the Awards Barbecue (around 1pm). Other encore screenings will also be announced Sunday afternoon.
Q: WHEN DOES THE SCHEDULE COME OUT?
A: The schedule and film descriptions will be online and in print in mid-March.
Q: WHERE CAN I GET A SCHEDULE?
A: The film schedule will be online for view or download here on Full Frame’s website in mid-March, and will be distributed in the Triangle’s INDY Week shortly thereafter.
Q: HOW MANY FILMS DO YOU SHOW?
A: Full Frame screens around 100 films for our annual festival. Films are usually followed by a discussion with the director or subject. These Q&A sessions are a highlight of Full Frame.
Q: HOW EARLY DO FILMS START? HOW LATE DO THEY GO?
A: The first show starts at 10am daily; the last shows starts around 10pm. View our schedule online for more details.
Q: DO YOU SHOW FILMS MORE THAN ONCE?
A: Films are only scheduled once during the festival. However, a handful of films (mostly festival award winners) will have an encore screening on Sunday afternoon.
Q: WHEN DO YOU ANNOUNCE THE SUNDAY ENCORE SCREENINGS?
A: Award winners are announced Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of the Awards Barbecue (around 1pm). Other encore screenings will also be announced Sunday afternoon.
Q: CAN I GET INTO A SOLD OUT SHOW?
A: It’s possible. Some seats become available at the last minute. Try the Last Minute Line at the event venues. Last Minute tickets are $15 (CASH ONLY, price includes sales tax).
Q: HOW EARLY SHOULD I ARRIVE?
A: We encourage you to arrive with plenty of time to park, obtain your ticket(s), and arrive at your venue 30 minutes prior to showtime. If you have a ticket, you must be in line 30 minutes prior to showtime. If you arrive after seating has concluded, your ticket no longer guarantees a seat. All unclaimed seats will be filled by the Last Minute Line.
Q: ARE FOOD AND DRINK ALLOWED IN THEATERS?
A: Food and drink are allowed in all theaters except the Durham Arts Council’s PSI Theater and American Tobacco’s Full Frame Theater.
Q: ARE THE FILMS RATED?
A: No. Please see film descriptions regarding subject matter.
Q: DOES FULL FRAME SELL OR RENT THE FILMS THAT ARE SHOWN AT THE FESTIVAL?
A: No. Some films do become available for rent or purchase, but please visit the films’ official websites directly for that information.
Q: DOES FULL FRAME OFFER DISCOUNTS OR FREE STUFF?
A: Panel discussions in the A&E Speakeasy, the School of Doc presentation, and outdoor screenings are free and open to the public. Seating is first come-first served. The Closing Night Film in Fletcher Hall is free, but requires a ticket. The “Late Night Birthday Bash” and Closing Night Party are free and open to the public (no ticket required). Are you a student, teacher, military, Duke faculty/staff or a senior (65+)? You’ll receive a $2 discount on film tickets (excludes the Opening Night Party and the Awards Barbecue).
Q: WHAT ABOUT PARTIES AND FESTIVAL NIGHTLIFE?
A: Full Frame’s official parties, the Opening Night Party and Awards Barbecue, are ticketed events and sell out early. Be sure to get your tickets if you plan to attend. The “Late Night Birthday Bash” and Closing Night Party are free and open to the public (no ticket required). Downtown Durham has many restaurants and bars within a short walking distance from the main festival site.
Q: HOW DO I STAY UP-TO-DATE ON FULL FRAME INFORMATION?
A: Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, or sign up for our E-News email updates. To follow all of the Twitter discussions and updates during our festival, follow @FullFrame and use #fullframefest.