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2018 Award Winners

Durham, N.C. – April 8, 2018 – The 2018 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival award winners were announced this afternoon at the festival’s annual Awards Barbecue.   The Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award Sponsored by The Reva and David Logan Foundation The Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award was presented to Hale County This Morning, This Evening, directed by RaMell Ross. The jury gives Special Jury Award to Of Fathers and Sons,…

Full Frame Announces 2018 Schedule Opening Night Film, Closing Night Film, and Garrett Scott Grant Recipients

Durham, N.C. – March 15, 2018 – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, one of the world’s premier showcases of nonfiction cinema, today announced its schedule for the 2018 festival including Opening Night Film, Closing Night Film, and the recipients of the prestigious Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant. The 21st annual festival will take place April 5 – 8, 2018, in Durham, North Carolina. Festival passes and ticket packages are available for purchase until March…

Full Frame Announces Full Lineup for 2018 Festival

Durham, N.C. – March 8, 2018 – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, one of the world’s premier showcases of nonfiction cinema, today announced its lineup of features and short films. The 21st annual festival will take place April 5 – 8, 2018, in Durham, North Carolina. Festival passes and ticket packages are now available. “I am overwhelmed by the stories, artistry, and people presented in this year’s program,” said Full Frame artistic director Sadie…

Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker to be Honored with 2018 Advocate Award

February 26, 2018 – In celebration of their towering contributions to the documentary community, filmmakers, and the festival, Full Frame is proud to honor filmmaking legends Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker with its 2018 Advocate Award. The Advocate Award will be presented during the 21st annual festival, April 5 – 8, 2018, in Durham, North Carolina. Festival passes and ticket packages are now available. Ms. Hegedus and Mr. Pennebaker form one of the most…

Full Frame Announces 2018 Thematic Program and Tribute

Joe Berlinger to Curate Thematic Program Around True Crime Jehane Noujaim Honored with Full Frame Tribute 2018 Passes on Sale Wednesday, February 14   February 12, 2018 – Full Frame is proud to announce that renowned filmmaker Joe Berlinger will curate the 2018 Thematic Program, and the festival will honor Jehane Noujaim’s illustrious body of work with the 2018 Tribute. Delving into the fascinating genre of true crime, the Thematic Program will feature films that…

Full Frame Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant for Sixth Consecutive Year

$35,000 awarded to the festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, to aid with filmmaker travel and venue costs  Durham, N.C. – February 7, 2018 – National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of  $35,000 to the Full Frame…

Full Frame Receives Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Grant for Second Consecutive Year to Fund School of Doc

Durham, N.C. – May 1, 2017 – The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has announced 44 recipients of its 2017 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grant programs. The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University has been awarded a  FilmCraft grant of $11,000 to support the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s annual School of Doc summer program for teens.  The School of Doc is a free five-week camp that teaches…

Full Frame Announces 2017 Award Winners

  Encore screening times and venues are available at fullframefest.org Durham, N.C. – April 9, 2017 – The 2017 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Award Winners were announced this afternoon at the festival’s annual Awards Barbecue.   The Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award Sponsored by The Reva and David Logan Foundation The Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award was presented to QUEST, directed by Jonathan Olshefski. QUEST will screen as Encore 4…

Full Frame Announces Additional Programming for 20th Annual Documentary Film Festival

Durham, N.C. – March 16, 2017 – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, celebrating its 20th anniversary April 6–9 in Durham, N.C., has announced its Opening Night and Closing Night films, Center Frames, and additional programming and parties, including the recipients of the 2017 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant. An event schedule is included below. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, directed by Steve James, will be the festival’s Opening Night Film on Thursday, April 6,…

Full Frame Announces Special Anniversary Retrospective, “DoubleTake,” For 20th Annual Documentary Film Festival

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, celebrating its 20th anniversary April 6–9 in Durham, N.C., has announced the titles included in this year’s Thematic Program, DoubleTake. The special program was curated by Full Frame artistic director Sadie Tillery as a retrospective celebrating the films and filmmakers who helped establish the festival as one of world’s premier showcases of nonfiction cinema. “It was a remarkable journey to take, looking back over the milestones and moments highlighting…