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. Please support all that we do with a gift of $34 or more.

    The Full Frame staff works passionately to create an unforgettable festival each year 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. 



    Matching Gifts and Planned Giving

    Many companies will match the value of charitable gifts made by employees and their spouses, board members, and retirees. To find out if a particular company has a matching gift program, check our matching gift database. Click on the name of your company for instructions on submitting matching-gift paperwork, which must be submitted through your company’s HR site. Thank you for taking a few minutes to double your donation to Full Frame! NOTE: It is extremely important to enter “Full Frame Documentary Film Festival” in any comments sections to ensure the matching gift is directed to us.

    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 Leesa Moore at (919) 433-9804 or to start the conversation.


    Questions? Please contact Development Manager Leesa Moore 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).