Duke Undergrads: Apply Now for the 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Fellows Program

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (Saturday, April 10th, 2010). Photograph by Mike Oniffrey.

Outside the historic Carolina Theatre at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Photograph by Mike Oniffrey.

Duke University undergraduates have the unique opportunity to join other students from schools across the country in the Fellows Program of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina, from Thursday, April 3, through Sunday, April 6, 2014. Applications are due at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2014.

The Full Frame Fellows Program is aimed at educating, motivating, and nurturing undergraduate students. Along with screening films, Fellows have the opportunity to network with documentary filmmakers and seek advice they can apply to their own careers. Last year, approximately 160 participants from a variety of backgrounds took part in the program. Many students are well versed in documentary film history and production, while some have focused solely on narratives or have limited production experience. Some students are not film majors but have an interest in nonfiction work or the potential use of documentary for social change.

Itinerary and Fellows Sessions:
When 2014 Fellows arrive, they will have preprinted tickets in their registration materials for a series of required screenings, in addition to the Opening Night Film, Opening Night Party, and Sunday Awards Barbecue. A Fellows Pass also gives students access to screenings via the Last Minute Line at times when there is not a required event.

Along with required screenings, there will be two Fellows Sessions—Fellows-only master classes with guest presenters. The Fellows Sessions will take place midday Friday and Saturday, with lunch provided by Full Frame. Past presenters include Alan Berliner, Stanley Nelson, Albert Maysles, Julia Reichert, and Steve James.

Note: Fellows are expected to attend the entire festival, Thursday, April 3, through Sunday, April 6.

How Duke undergraduates can apply for the 2014 Full Frame Fellows Program:
Write a letter of interest (approximately 250 words) outlining how this opportunity will enrich your current area of study. Include in this letter your academic concentrations and your experience with and interest in the documentary tradition. Make sure to include your full name, email address, phone number, year, major/minor, hometown, and favorite documentary.

Send application letters via email (subject: Fellows Program) by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 21 to: Christopher Sims, c/o Hannah Colton, hannah.colton@duke.edu.

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies

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