31 National and Regional Sponsors Bolster the Success of the 24th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

    Durham, NC ­­– Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – Full Frame is proud to recognize the generous contributions of the 31 regional and national sponsors of the 24th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which takes place virtually June 2-6, 2021.

    “We’re humbled and grateful for the enormous amount of support we’ve received from our partners, both nationally and right here in our own vibrant community of Durham,” says Leesa Moore, Full Frame’s Development Manager. “Because of them, we have been able to innovate our programs over this challenging year to expand education initiatives globally, present vital industry discussions, and shift the annual festival into a dynamic virtual event.”

    Notably, many of Full Frame’s operations and programs received direct support from major grant funders, including the National Endowment for the Arts, Durham Arts Council, The City of Durham, North Carolina Arts Council, and The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.

    Through a newly established partnership with Roku, Full Frame launched the monthly giving program Fans of Full Frame. For as little as $10 per month, audience members can become a “Fan” of the organization, with the first 100 sign-ups receiving a Roku Express device.

    In addition to films, the festival will feature a series of free Filmmaker Q&As, presented by SHOWTIME® Documentary Films. Tickets to virtual screenings are on sale now at store.fullframefest.org.

    More information on festival events and programs can be found at fullframefest.org.


    2021 sponsors are listed below:


    Presenting Sponsor

    Duke University


    Grant Funding

    The City of Durham

    Durham Arts Council

    The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation

    National Endowment for the Arts

    North Carolina Arts Council


    Media & Production Sponsors

    30 for 30

    A&E IndieFilms

    Adam Pyburn Motion Design

    The Chicken Music and Sound Design

    PBS North Carolina


    SHOWTIME® Documentary Films

    WUNC North Carolina Public Radio


    Regional Sponsors

    American Tobacco Campus

    Brooks Pierce

    Centerline Digital

    Counter Culture Coffee


    The Forest at Duke

    Giorgios Hospitality Group

    KONTEK Systems

    Mad Hatter’s Café & Bakeshop

    Merge Records

    Saladelia Cafe & Catering

    Thunder Mountain Media


    Award Sponsors

    John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University

    Charles E. Guggenheim Family

    The Reva & David Logan Foundation

    Julian Price Family Foundation

    Drs. Barbra & Andrew Rothschild


    About Full Frame


    The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an internationally recognized, Academy Award® qualifying event that proudly presents the best of nonfiction films on the festival circuit each year. Based in Durham, North Carolina, the annual festival gathers thousands of enthusiastic fans from around the globe to celebrate the documentary art form, engage in meaningful conversation, and experience the impact of exceptional nonfiction cinema firsthand. The 24th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will be held virtually June 2–6, 2021.

    The festival is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) affiliated with Duke University, and receives support from corporate sponsors, private foundations, and individual donors whose generosity provides the foundation that makes the event possible. The Presenting Sponsor of the festival is Duke University. To learn more about the mission of Full Frame or how to support Full Frame, visit fullframefest.org.


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