Films


2012 Garrett Scott Grant
Ben Powell, Jason Osder

Now in its sixth year, the 2012 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant has been awarded to Ben Powell for Barge and Jason Osder for Let the Fire Burn. Grant…

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2013 Garrett Scott Grant
Mike Attie, Meghan O'Hara, Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe (Co-director)

(T)ERROR (Director: Lyric R. Cabral)
An active FBI counterterrorism sting operation unravels when a terror suspect realizes an
informant is setting him up.
In Country (Directors: Mike Attie, Meghan O’Hara)
Blurring the boundaries between reality and fantasy, this film follows a “platoon” of dedicated
Vietnam War reenactors.

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2014 Garrett Scott Grant
RaMell Ross, James Demo

Now in its eighth year, the 2014 grant has been awarded to James Demo for The Peacemaker and RaMell Ross for Hale County. The recipients will present excerpts from their works-in-progress prior to the screening of the World Premiere of 2013 recipients Mike Attie and Meghan O’Hara’s In Country.

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2015 Garrett Scott Grant
Eilsa Haradon, Gabriel Miller, Ted Passon

Now in its ninth year, the 2015 grant has been awarded to Ted Passon for The Trial of Mumia Abu-Jamal and to Elisa Haradon and Gabriel Miller for Sweetheart Deal. The recipients will present excerpts from their works-in-progress prior to the screening of (T)ERROR, directed by David Felix Sutcliffe and 2013 grant recipient Lyric R. Cabral.

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2016 Garrett Scott Grant
Jonathan Olshefski, Matt Yoka

Now in its tenth year, the 2016 grant has been awarded to Jonathan Olshefski for Quest: The Fury and the Sound and to Matt Yoka for Whirlybird. The recipients will present excerpts from their works-in-progress prior to the screening of The Peacemaker, directed by 2014 grant recipient James Demo. 

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2017 Garrett Scott Grant
Bing Liu, Kavita Pillay

Now in its eleventh year, the 2017 grant has been awarded to Bing Liu for Minding the Gap and to Kavita Pillay for Stalin, Lenin, and Other Tales from South India (working title). The recipients will present excerpts from their works-in-progress prior to the screening of Quest, directed by 2016 grant recipient Jonathan Olshefski.

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2017 School of Doc

Presentation of the 2016 School of Doc film Blackspace

The School of Doc, launched in 2011, is a completely free program (including meals) serving Durham teens who participate in the five-week intensive summer course taught by professional filmmakers. The program is held in Full Frame’s theater and classroom space, where students work as a crew to produce a professional documentary film. Coursework includes all technical elements of the craft: camera, lights, sound, editing, and special effects, as well as pre- and post-production considerations such as rights and clearances, graphics and credits. Each School of Doc student spends time working in each of these areas.

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2018 Garrett Scott Grant
Lucas Habte, Débora Souza Silva

The 2018 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant has been award to Lucas Habte for Shadow of His Wings and Débora Souza Silva for Black Mothers. The recipients will present excerpts from their works-in-progress prior to the screening of Minding the Gap, directed by 2017 grant recipient Bing Liu.

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24 City
Jia Zhang-Ke

In Chengdu, China, the government is closing state-owned factory 420 to make way for a high-end apartment complex called 24 City. In this partially fictionalized…

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The 3 Rooms of Melancholia
Pirjo Honkasalo

The melancholy world of Chechnya, divided into three rooms, each an elegiac portrayal of a land without spirit. In the first room we are introduced…

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The 3 Rooms of Melancholia
Pirjo Honkasalo

This poetic and nuanced documentary is divided into three chapters, the three rooms. They are all related to life in wartime, in this case the…

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3 ½ MINUTES
Marc Silver

In 2012, Jordan Davis, an African American teenager, was shot and killed while sitting in a car with three friends at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida. This powerful film examines the ensuing trial.

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306 Hollywood
Elan Bogarín, Jonathan Bogarín

When a brother and sister undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother’s house, they embark on a magical-realist journey in search of what life remains in the objects that are left behind.

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34x25x36
Jesse Epstein

Outside Los Angeles, in the City of Industry, is the Patina V mannequin factory, where sculptors create the perfect female body, every proportion adhering to…

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39 Pounds of Love
Dani Menkin, Daniel J. Chalfen

It’s not the suit that makes the man, it’s the man that makes the suit. Ami was born with a rare form of muscular dystrophy.…

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45365
Bill Ross, Turner Ross

Brothers Bill and Turner Ross assembled four seasons’ worth of images from their hometown of Sidney, Ohio (zip code 45365), ranging from the mundane to…

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50/50 A Case Study
Ted Bogosian

Filmmakers Barry Levinson, Ted Bogosian, and Tom Fontana screen and discuss an excerpt of their “hybrid” film, 50/50, an experimental film that details one woman’s…

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500 Years
Pamela Yates

A sweeping examination of resistance movements in Guatemala, including the recent uprising, and a chronicle of the country’s first trial for war crimes committed against the Mayan people.

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