News Category: Press Releases

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…

24th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces Official Selections

MEDIA CONTACT: Emily Foster, Marketing Director emily.foster@fullframefest.org | (513) 503-3200   Durham, NC ­­– Thursday, May 6, 2021 – Full Frame is thrilled to announce the official festival selections for the virtual 24th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which takes place June 2–6, 2021. In total, there are 36 titles from 21 countries, comprising 21 feature films and 15 short films. The lineup includes 6 world premieres, 4 North American premieres, and 5 U.S.…

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MEDIA CONTACT: 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.…

2021 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces New Dates and Call for Entries

Press Contact: Emily Foster, Marketing Director emily.foster@fullframefest.org | 513-503-3200     The annual celebration of nonfiction cinema will take place June 2­–6, 2021. Filmmakers may submit their work from December 1, 2020–January 8, 2021.   Durham, N.C. – November 18, 2020 – The 24th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will take place June 2–6, 2021, two months later than the previously announced April dates. Organizers cite the pandemic’s impact on industry calendars, audiences, and the…

Full Frame Receives $50,000 From the National Endowment for the Arts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact:  Emily Foster, Marketing Director emily.foster@fullframefest.org Durham, N.C. – July 14, 2020 – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, has been selected by the National Endowment for the Arts to receive $50,000 through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Of the 3,100 applicants from across the country, only 846 organizations received awards. Full Frame would like to…

Full Frame Receives Grant Support From The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Full Frame is the only North Carolina–based grant recipient this year Durham, N.C. – May 18, 2020 – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, has received grant support from the Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Notably, Full Frame is the Academy’s only North Carolina–based grant recipient this year. The Academy announced 96 recipients of its 2020 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants, which includes recipients of the emergency grant funds announced…

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2020 Award Winners  

Media Contact: Emily Foster, Marketing Director | emily.foster@fullframefest.org   Durham, N.C. – April 22, 2020 – Seven awards for a combined value of $47,500 in cash prizes are announced for the 2020 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Full Frame is a qualifying event for nominations for the Academy Award®Documentary Short Subject category and the Producers Guild of America Awards. The four-day event, originally scheduled to run April 2–5, was canceled amid COVID-19 concerns. “We’re incredibly…

23rd Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces Official Selections

MEDIA CONTACT: Emily Foster, Marketing Director emily.foster@fullframefest.org | 513-503-3200 23rd Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces Official Selections With continued sponsor support, the festival moves forward with cash juried awards, despite the four-day event’s cancellation Durham, NC ­­– Tuesday, March 31, 2020 – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announces the official feature and short film selections for the festival’s 23rd edition. The NEW DOCS program and Invited Program includes 44 features and 12…

Full Frame Announces 2019 Lineup

Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert’s American Factory selected as Opening Night Film Bognar and Reichert—2019 Tribute Recipients Amazing Grace selected as Closing Night Film  2019 Thematic Program, Some Other Lives of Time, curated by filmmaker RaMell Ross Press Contact: Sylvia Savadjian | pr@fullframefest.org Durham, N.C. – March 11, 2019 – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is pleased to announce the complete lineup for the 22nd annual festival, April 4–7, 2019. Full Frame will screen documentary features…