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.
This year, memberships for First Team have shifted! 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.
THE DEADLINE TO RENEW OR JOIN TO RECEIVE 2021 FESTIVAL BENEFITS IS MAY 7, 2021.
FIRST TEAM PACKAGE | $150 | ON SALE NOW!
- On sale early and only offered exclusively to First Team members
- Festival Pass w/ Virtual Green Line
- Guaranteed access to all films
- Guaranteed access to all filmmaker Q&As and panels
- At Home Festival Bag (for local pickup only) that includes: champagne, branded Full Frame merchandise item, and special promotional items from our partners
- Invitation to First Team How To Fest Tutorial
- Film Program Guide + Virtual Festival FAQ
- Concierge festival service provided by Leesa and Angie
*Amounts on this chart reflect totals for gift contributions only. No goods and services are included.JOIN FIRST TEAM OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY!
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:
- 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.
IF YOU ARE PAYING MONTHLY OR QUARTERLY:
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.
- 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.”
- 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.
- Click “Next” button.
For screenshots of the above steps, click here.
Terms and Conditions
Recent IRS notice 2017-73 examining the use of Donor-Advised Funds (DAF’s) to pay for any portion of memberships that confer benefits such as tickets for First Team members have suggested that this amounts to more than an incidental benefit and as a result DAF’s are no longer allowing donors to make such grant recommendations. Because of this development CDS will no longer be able to accept payments for First Team membership benefits from a DAF. Please check these rules and limitations with your advisor.
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).