Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Approved for $20,000 National Endowment for the Arts Grant




    Emily Foster, Marketing Director
    emily.foster@fullframefest.org | (513) 503-3200

    Durham, N.C. – February 4, 2021 – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, has been approved for a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Grant funds will support festival operating costs for the streaming platform, screening fees, and compensation for participating filmmakers of the virtual event.

    Full Frame is among 1,073 projects across America totaling nearly $25 million that were selected during this first round of fiscal year 2021 funding in the Grants for Arts Projects funding category.

    “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival,” said NEA Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “Full Frame is among the arts organizations across the country that have demonstrated creativity, excellence, and resilience during this very challenging year.”

    “We are grateful for this significant support from the National Endowment for the Arts,” said Artistic Director Sadie Tillery. “The grant funding strengthens Full Frame’s efforts to serve filmmakers and highlight documentary films during this challenging moment.”

    For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.

    The 24th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival takes place June 2–6, 2021.

    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 typically 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. This year, the 24th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will be held 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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