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 Documentary Film Festival for filmmaker travel and venue costs. Full Frame has been a recipient of the NEA Art Works grant since 2013, and is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.

Full Frame director Deirdre Haj said,“Support from the National Endowment for the Arts is essential to Full Frame’s ability to bring the best filmmakers to our region, drive important discussions around their films, and outfit screening venues with top-notch equipment. We are incredibly grateful for their confidence and support.”

“It is energizing to see the impact that the arts are making throughout the United States. These NEA-supported projects, such as this one to the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, are good examples of how the arts build stronger and more vibrant communities, improve well-being, prepare our children to succeed, and increase the quality of our lives,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “At the National Endowment for the Arts, we believe that all people should have access to the joy, opportunities and connections the arts bring.”

“The arts have the power to transport audiences and unite communities,” said Congressman G. K. Butterfield, who represents Durham in North Carolina’s first district. “For 21 years, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has engaged with the arts to reflect the vision, energy, and talent in both the Triangle and our nation.  I’m proud that the National Endowment for the Arts continues to support Full Frame’s fine work highlighting North Carolina’s diverse culture and rich history.”

The 21st annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will be held April 5-8, 2018, in Durham, North Carolina, with Duke University as the presenting sponsor. Passes and ticket packages are on sale beginning February 14 at 11 a.m. via store.fullframefest.org.