Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Apply Now: Duke Student Fellowships at the 2017 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Apply Now: Duke Student Fellowships at the 2017 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

February 1, 2017, deadline: 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, April 6 through April 9, 2017. Last year, approximately 180 participants from 18 schools took part in the program which is aimed […]


Now Hiring! Full Frame Seeks Seven-Month Paid Programming Intern

Now Hiring! Full Frame Seeks Seven-Month Paid Programming Intern

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, seeks a seven-month Programming Intern, from November 2016 to May 2017. The Programming Intern will gain broad experience in various functions of the festival programming department and obtain an overall view of how festival content is determined, organized, and exhibited. […]


Now Hiring! Full Frame Seeks Full-Time Programming Coordinator

Now Hiring! Full Frame Seeks Full-Time Programming Coordinator

NOTE: The search for this position is now closed. The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, is hiring a Programming Coordinator, who will be responsible for development, implementation, and management of core components of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s Programming Department, including the submission process, the selection […]


2016 Full Frame Tribute and Thematic Programs Announced

2016 Full Frame Tribute and Thematic Programs Announced

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced its Tribute Award, which will honor director and documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson with a retrospective of her work at this year’s event as well as the 2016 festival’s Thematic Program, which will look at campaigns, candidates, and the electoral process in a series titled “Perfect and Otherwise: Documenting American […]


Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Accepting Applications for 2016 Garrett Scott Grants

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Accepting Applications for 2016 Garrett Scott Grants

Now in its tenth year, the Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant funds first-time documentary directors for travel and accommodations to attend the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April 7-10, 2016. For four days, grant recipients will be given access to films, master classes, and mentorship by experienced filmmakers. Recipients will also present short excerpts from their […]


Closed: Full Frame Full-Time Marketing Director Position

Closed: Full Frame Full-Time Marketing Director Position

Note: This position listing is now closed. The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, is hiring a Marketing Director, who will be responsible for developing, planning, and implementing all marketing and public relations activities for the annual four-day festival, as well as coordinating and planning marketing and public relations efforts […]


Watch: The 2015 School of Doc Film, “SEEDS: The Documentary”

Watch: The 2015 School of Doc Film, "SEEDS: The Documentary"

Enjoy SEEDS: The Documentary, a short film produced by high school students in this summer’s School of Doc, a program of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Watch the film in its entirety below, or on the dedicated School of Doc Vimeo Page. SEEDS, which celebrates a Durham, North Carolina, nonprofit of the same name, had its world […]


Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2015 NEW DOCS and Invited Program Lineups

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2015 NEW DOCS and Invited Program Lineups

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced its Invited Program and NEW DOCS lineups of features and shorts for the 18th annual festival, April 9–12 in Durham, North Carolina. This year, 49 NEW DOCS titles were selected from more than 1,300 submissions and will screen in competition, including 12 World Premieres, 13 North American Premieres, […]


Mark Your Calendars: Full Frame Passes Go on Sale February 11

Mark Your Calendars: Full Frame Passes Go on Sale February 11

Mark your calendars! Four types of passes for the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (held this year April 9–12, in Durham, North Carolina) will go on sale at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 11, through the Duke University Box Office. To purchase, go to the online Full Frame store on the Box Office website; you may also buy passes in person […]


Apply Now: Duke Student Fellowships at the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Apply Now: Duke Student Fellowships at the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

February 20, 2015, deadline: 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, April 9–12, 2015. Last year, approximately 150 participants from 14 schools took part in the Fellows Program, which is aimed at […]


Free Screening: Full Frame’s Winter Series Kicks Off

Free Screening: Full Frame's Winter Series Kicks Off

On January 15, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival‘s annual Winter Series of free screenings at the historic Carolina Theatre begins with Keep On Keepin’ On (click link to view trailer), a feature doc by first-time filmmaker Al Hicks. The film depicts the story of jazz legend Clark Terry, teacher and mentor to the most totemic figures […]


Full Frame Honored as Worldwide Top 25 Coolest Film Festival

Full Frame Honored as Worldwide Top 25 Coolest Film Festival

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies, has been named one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker Magazine. The top festivals are selected annually by a panel of seven judges who consider such qualities as uniformly excellent cinema, thoughtful panels and educational opportunities, willingness to experiment, […]


Full Frame Third Friday Screening of Festival Favorite “A Will for the Woods”

Full Frame Third Friday Screening of Festival Favorite "A Will for the Woods"

A Will for the Woods, winner of the 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Audience Award, returns to Durham for a free Third Friday screening as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. This multi-director feature documentary (Amy Browne, Jeremy Kaplan, Tony Hale, and Brian Wilson) follows musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang as he prepares for his […]


Full Frame Offers Free Screenings of Festival Favorite “Muscle Shoals,” June 20 & 27

Full Frame Offers Free Screenings of Festival Favorite "Muscle Shoals," June 20 & 27

This month, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is treating Triangle documentary lovers to two FREE opportunities to see 2013 festival favorite Muscle Shoals, about the Alabama town’s storied music scene: Friday, June 20, as part of downtown Durham’s Third Friday, and Friday, June 27, as part of PNC’s Downtown Raleigh Movie Series. Scroll down for details. Both screenings are […]


Full Frame Third Friday Screening of “Sex(Ed): The Movie” on May 16

Full Frame Third Friday Screening of "Sex(Ed): The Movie" on May 16

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is joining downtown Durham’s monthly festivities with the Third Friday film series, part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. A favorite from this year’s Full Frame festival, Sex(Ed) The Movie, kicks off the free series, which will continue through the end of the year. Friday, May 16, 7:30 p.m. […]


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 2014 App Now Available for iOS and Android

Full Frame 2014 App Now Available for iOS and Android

Good news for Full Frame Documentary Film Festival–goers: The Full Frame 2014 app for iOS and Android is now available–if you already have the 2013 version installed, it should update automatically. The app is free and available for download in the App Store or Google Play. The Full Frame app allows you to view all the films screening at this […]


Full Frame 2014 Thematic Program and Tribute Lineups Announced

Full Frame 2014 Thematic Program and Tribute Lineups Announced

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced its full list of Full Frame Tribute and Thematic Program films for the 2014 festival, April 3–6 in Durham, North Carolina. Full Frame is proud to screen a collection of Tribute honoree Steve James‘s films over the course of the festival. Some of James’s subjects featured in […]


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

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

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 […]


Mark Your Calendar: Full Frame Passes Go On Sale February 5

Mark Your Calendar: Full Frame Passes Go On Sale February 5

Mark your calendars! Four types of passes for the 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (held this year April 3–6, in Durham, North Carolina) will go on sale on Wednesday, February 5. To purchase, go to the Full Frame store on the Duke University Box Office website or call the Box Office at 919-684-4444, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-6 […]


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 […]


Full Frame Accepting Applications for Programming and Production Interns

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is accepting applications for spring internships (college credit available) in two departments in anticipation of the upcoming festival, April 3–6, 2014, in Durham, North Carolina. Programming interns will become familiar with the submission and selection processes, obtaining an overall view of how festival content is determined and exhibited. Applicants […]


Third Fridays at the Full Frame Theater: Free Screening of “Medora,” November 15

Third Fridays at the Full Frame Theater: Free Screening of "Medora," November 15

Wrapping up this year’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival‘s Third Friday series is the acclaimed feature documentary Medora, directed by Davy Rothbart and Andrew Cohn. The 2011 Medora Hornets high school basketball team was riding an epic losing streak when the filmmakers arrived, and the players’ struggle to compete bears eerie resonances with the Indiana town’s fight […]


Full Frame Pop Docs: Tickets On Sale for Morgan Spurlock’s “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope”

Full Frame Pop Docs: Tickets On Sale for Morgan Spurlock's “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope”

Pop-up screening, get your tickets early! One week before NC Comicon kicks off at the Durham Convention Center (November 9–10), our Full Frame colleagues are celebrating with a one-night-only screening of Morgan Spurlock’s Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. Tickets can be purchased through the Duke University Box Office ($5); click here to purchase. At the November […]