Press Information

    Join us for the 23rd annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival!

    Full Frame welcomes both regional and national press to the festival each year. Press accreditation will be opening in mid-February.

    For immediate questions, please contact or 919.433.9802. Access to festival screenings will be determined at our discretion and based on the intended coverage.

    We are excited to welcome new and returning journalists to the 23rd annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April 2 – 5, 2020 in historic downtown Durham.

    Press FAQ

    Q: How do journalists attend the festival?
    A: New and returning members of the Press must complete an online press accreditation application in mid-February. Applicants will receive an email no later than March 6 with the status of their application in addition to further press information. Press accreditation is limited by number, and unfortunately not everyone who applies will receive accreditation. Receipt of a press pass in previous years in no way guarantees receipt of press accreditation for the 2020 festival.

    Q: What if I am covering the festival for multiple outlets?
    A: We welcome freelancers and independent journalists to apply for the press accreditation. Please select one publication for the credential, and list additional publication(s) on the application.

    Q: Does previous coverage influence whether or not I will receive a press pass?
    A: Yes. If you have attended Full Frame with a press pass in previous years, published articles and coverage will be taken into consideration when determining press accreditation allotment.

    Q: When will members of the Press know if their application has been approved?
    A: Applicants can expect to receive an e-mail no later than March 6, 2020. Press accreditation confirmation e-mail will include festival access details.

    Q: Where can I find a festival schedule?
    A: Full Frame’s 2020 Film Schedule will be announced on March 12, 2020.

    Q: Where can I learn more about Full Frame?
    A: Full Frame logos, images, videos, and press kit are available on the Media + Press Kit page.

    Q: Where is the Press Lounge located and what are its hours?
    A: Unlike previous years, Full Frame will not be hosting a Press Lounge at the 2020 festival.

    Q: How do I request interviews with filmmakers or film subjects?
    A: For setting up interviews with the filmmakers or film subjects, please email


    For press inquiries, please contact