Filmmaker Award

Duke and UNC Welcome Filmmaker Marco Williams as the 2014–15 Lehman Brady Visiting Professor

Duke and UNC Welcome Filmmaker Marco Williams as the 2014–15 Lehman Brady Visiting Professor

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University is honored to host acclaimed filmmaker and film educator Marco Williams on the Duke and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campuses as the 2014–15 Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies. CDS coordinates the cross-campus collaboration, which brings distinguished practitioners and scholars of the documentary arts to […]


Darius Clark Monroe Wins 2014 CDS Filmmaker Award at Full Frame Festival

Darius Clark Monroe Wins 2014 CDS Filmmaker Award at Full Frame Festival

The CDS Filmmaker Award was among ten awards given to films screening in competition at the seventeenth annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in April 2014; the $7,500 prize honors and supports documentary filmmakers whose works are potential catalysts for education and change, who best connect the power of the documentary tradition with community life, and […]


Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Accepting Applications for 2014 Garrett Scott Grants

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Accepting Applications for 2014 Garrett Scott Grants

Now in its eighth year, the Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant funds first-time documentary filmmakers for travel and accommodations at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (April 3–6, 2014). For four days, grant recipients will be given access to films, participate in master classes, and be mentored by experienced filmmakers. Two filmmakers will be chosen for […]


2012 CDS Filmmaker Award Goes to “Special Flight”

2012 CDS Filmmaker Award Goes to “Special Flight”

The fifteenth annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies, was held April 12–15 in downtown, Durham, North Carolina. The event featured screenings of more than a hundred films from twenty-seven countries; the fifty-seven films in the NEW DOCS program were eligible for this year’s awards—including the Center for […]


Out On DVD: 2011 CDS Filmmaker Award Winner, “How to Die in Oregon”

The winner of numerous honors, including the 2011 CDS Filmmaker Award and the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Documentaries, How to Die in Oregon has been commercially released on DVD by Docurama Films . In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide, an option that more than 500 Oregonians have taken. Filmmaker Peter Richardson examines both […]


Full Frame Award Winners: CDS Filmmaker Award Plus Special Jury Award

Full Frame Award Winners: CDS Filmmaker Award Plus Special Jury Award

The 2011 Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award, one of eleven awards presented at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (held April 14–17 in downtown Durham, North Carolina), went to How to Die in Oregon, directed by Peter D. Richardson. The profound and deeply intimate film takes a piercingly close look at the struggle of […]


Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Accepting Applications for the 2011 Garrett Scott Grant

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Accepting Applications for the 2011 Garrett Scott Grant

The Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant funds first time documentary makers for travel and accommodations at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April 14-17, 2011. For four days, grant recipients will be given access to films, participate in master classes and be mentored by experienced filmmakers. TWO filmmakers will be chosen for the grant in […]