It costs $16 to see a film at Full Frame. But did you know that it costs about $50 per seat to bring the festival to life each year? 


    We depend on your generosity to make up the difference, each and every year. Before we close the books on Full Frame 2019, please support all that we do with a gift of $34 or more.

    The Full Frame staff works 365 days a year to create an unforgettable four-day festival each spring filled with incredible documentary films, Southern hospitality, and inspiring conversations. In addition to planning the annual festival, the Full Frame staff works year-round to:

    We can’t do all that we do without your support. 



    Show us the love by making a gift!

    Become a Member

    We need your help to grow and sustain our impact by making a tax-deductible gift or becoming a member. One-time, monthly, and quarterly donations of any amount can be made online through our secure giving site through Duke University*. 

    For less than a latte, a Spotlight membership presents attractive benefits like advance ticket sales and access to passes before the general public. Interested in concierge service at the festival, exclusive parties, and priority seating? Join First Team.

    Not ready to join a membership program? Making a tax deductible gift to help support the Full Frame mission 365 days a year. Full Frame supports documentary filmmakers, film lovers, students, educators, and our local economy. Please give, and support Full Frame.

    Join First TeamJoin Spotlight

    Planned Giving

    While outright gifts provide vital resources for us today, planned gifts help to ensure the impact of Full Frame for years to come. Full Frame, as a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, offers a number of customizable gift-planning options that help further the mission of Full Frame, while also fulfilling your personal financial and philanthropic goals. A properly planned gift may help you reduce or eliminate capital gains and gift and estate taxes. You may realize immediate tax savings as well. You can explore different gift plans in detail on Duke’s Gift Planning website.

    Contact Savannah Lennertz at (919) 433-9804 or to start the conversation.


    Questions? Please contact senior development associate Savannah Lennertz at 919.433.9804 or 

    Want to support Full Frame? You can make a gift online, or send a check to:
    Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
    320 Blackwell Street, Suite 101
    Durham, NC 27701

    *Full Frame is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3).