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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…

Full Frame Announces NEW DOCS and Invited Program Lineup for 20th Annual Documentary Film Festival

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, one of the world’s premier showcases of nonfiction cinema, today announced its NEW DOCS lineup of features and short films in juried competition, along with its annual Invited Program. “We are proud to present 71 new titles at the festival this year,” said Full Frame artistic director Sadie Tillery. “These selections represent a wide breadth of current work, and illuminate the many forms that documentary film can take. Festival…

Full Frame Honors Duke University President Richard Brodhead with 2017 Advocate Award

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, celebrating its 20th anniversary April 6–9 in Durham, N.C., today announced that it will honor Duke University President Richard Brodhead with its 2017 Advocate Award. The prestigious Advocate Award is given annually in recognition of individuals who exemplify the heart, soul, and spirit of Full Frame through their leadership and support of the festival and the documentary community. As Duke’s president, Brodhead has personally invested his time and energy…

Full Frame Marks 20th Anniversary Announcing Festival Retrospective, New Advisory Board Members, and Public Events

DURHAM, N.C. — Feb. 13, 2017 – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, one of the world’s most prestigious celebrations of nonfiction cinema, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Durham, N.C., April 6-9, 2017. Passes go on sale Tue., Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. Full Frame has earned an international reputation as the essential filmmaker’s festival, reflective of the soul, authenticity, diversity and independent spirit of its hometown. “Our journey for the past two decades…

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2016 Award Winners

Durham, N.C. – April 10, 2016 – The 2016 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Award Winners were announced this afternoon at the festival’s annual Awards Barbecue. One of the nation’s premier documentary film festivals, Full Frame is celebrating its 19thannual festival. Full Frame is a qualifying event for consideration for nominations for both the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject and The Producers Guild of America Awards. The 20th annual Full Frame Documentary Film…

Full Frame to Honor Durham Educator and Festival Advisor Alan Teasley with 2016 Advocate Award

Durham, N.C. – March 22, 2016 – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced that its 2016 Advocate Award will be presented to Durham native Alan B. Teasley, longtime supporter and advisor of the festival. Teasley serves as a Full Frame selection committee member, First Team donor, educator for Full Frame’s Teach the Teacher’s program, and a board member at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, of which Full Frame is a program. Full…

Full Frame Announces Lineup for 2016 Thematic Program “Perfect and Otherwise: Documenting American Politics” Curated by Filmmaker R.J. Cutler

Durham, N.C. – March 16, 2016 – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced its list of Full Frame Thematic Program films. The Thematic Program “Perfect and Otherwise: Documenting American Politics,” curated by Emmy Award winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler (The War Room, A Perfect Candidate, The World According to Dick Cheney) will focus on the inherent drama of the American electoral system. The lineup features 13 selections, two shorts and 11 features, that span…