First Team

    Information regarding the 2023 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and First Team benefits will be updated this Fall.

    First Team means YOU come first! First Team members enjoy concierge service, VIP perks, and special invitations to events during the festival and year-round.

    For the safety of our audiences, filmmakers, volunteers, and staff amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 festival will be held entirely online.

    Full Frame remains hopeful about the possibility of in-person screenings in downtown Durham during Summer 2022.

    Donations of $1,100 or more qualify you for First Team membership and allows you to purchase an exclusive festival benefits package. If you would not like to purchase a benefits package, you can still donate using the green button below.

    2022 First Team Festival Package

    • Guaranteed access to feature and short films, if based in U.S.*
    • Access to Filmmaker Q&As
    • Invite to exclusive virtual Festival Preview
    • Concierge festival service to assist with navigating the virtual event
    • VIP festival bag with exclusive merch and items to enhance your festival experience (local pick-up)
    • No ticket reservation required
    • Exclusively available to First Team Members

     *NOTE: Some films will only be available to viewers in the United States.

    Membership Levels

      Full Quarterly Monthly
    Bronze $1,100 $275 $91.67
    Silver $1,860 $465 $155
    Gold $4,200 $1,050 $350
    Platinum $6,540 $1,635 $545
    Diamond $8,880 $2,220 $733

    *Amounts on this chart reflect totals for gift contributions only. No goods and services are included.

    Making a Tax-Deductible Donation

    All membership dues can be made in annual, quarterly, or monthly installments. If you plan to make payments in quarterly or monthly installments, or if you would like to make an additional tax-deductible gift above the level minimum, please follow these steps:

    1. Use the chart above to determine the gift amount you will enter on the Full Frame gift page. For example, if you would like to give monthly at a Bronze level, enter $91.67 in the box on the page. Select next.


    i. Choose “Recurring Gift” button.
    ii. Select “Repeat my gifts” drop down menu: Monthly or Quarterly.
    iii. Select 12 for monthly, 4 for quarterly from the “For this number of payments” drop down menu.

    1. If you would like to make an addition gift, select “Add Additional Gift” on the Duke My Gift page. If not, please skip to step 4 to “Continue to Payment.”
    1. Enter the additional gift amount in the box. Please note: The amount entered in the “Additional Gift” section will be added to each payment. For example, if you are giving quarterly and would like to give an additional gift of $100 over the course of the year, please enter $25 in the box.
    1. Click “Next” button.

    For screenshots of the above steps, click here.

    Questions? Please contact Development Manager Leesa Moore at 919.433.9804 or leesa.moore@fullframefest.orgThank you for supporting Full Frame!

    Terms and Conditions

    Corporate matching funds are not eligible for benefits and may not count toward First Team totals. Check with your company for details.

    Please contact Leesa Moore at 919.433.9804 with any questions.

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