Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Full Time Communications Job Opening at Full Frame

Full Time Communications Job Opening at Full Frame

Note: This position has now been filled. The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is hiring a communications manager. Working with the Marketing Director, the communications manager is responsible for the majority of day-to-day communications and outreach for Full Frame. This work includes managing social media outlets; writing and developing bimonthly Festival e-news communications; updating and writing copy for the […]


Third Fridays at the Full Frame Theater: Free Screening October 18 of “Pussy Riot—A Punk Prayer”

Third Fridays at the Full Frame Theater: Free Screening October 18 of “Pussy Riot—A Punk Prayer”

On February 21, 2012, an Orthodox church in Moscow was the site of a guerrilla punk performance by Pussy Riot, an all-female group of activist performance artists. Three of the members were arrested and eventually convicted and sentenced to prison for hooliganism. Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin’s Pussy Riot—A Punk Prayer, the next film in […]


Third Fridays at the Full Frame Theater: Free Screening September 20 of “Let the Fire Burn”

Third Fridays at the Full Frame Theater: Free Screening September 20 of “Let the Fire Burn”

Jason Osder recounts incidents leading up to and during the 1985 standoff between the black power group MOVE and Philadelphia police in Let the Fire Burn, the next film in the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s Third Friday series. Let the Fire Burn grippingly retraces the story using footage of investigative public hearings convened five months […]


Full-Time Job Opportunity at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Full-Time Job Opportunity at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies, is seeking a program coordinator. Each year, the Full Frame programming department receives more than 1,200 entries for the festival, from which a hundred films are selected to exhibit in the four-day event, held every April in Durham, North Carolina. Working […]


Third Fridays at the Full Frame Theater: Free Screening August 16 of “Spinning Plates”

Third Fridays at the Full Frame Theater: Free Screening August 16 of "Spinning Plates"

Director Joseph Levy explores three restaurants that offer dining experiences that resonate beyond the simple act of being fed in Spinning Plates, the next film in the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s Third Friday series. At Chicago’s Alinea, the experience is an artful performance by chef Grant Achatz and his staff. In Balltown, Iowa, Breitbach’s […]


Pop Docs: One-Night Only for “Brief Encounters,” Acclaimed Film on Photographer Gregory Crewdson, August 7th

Pop Docs: One-Night Only for "Brief Encounters," Acclaimed Film on Photographer Gregory Crewdson, August 7th

Pop-up screening! Our colleagues at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival continue their program of year-round events with a special screening of director Ben Shapiro’s Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters. (Click link to view trailer.) An acclaimed photographer with the eye of a filmmaker, Gregory Crewdson’s meticulously composed, large-scale images are beautifully haunting narratives of small-town American […]


Full Frame Call for Entries: Film Festival Will Accept Submissions Beginning August 15

Full Frame Call for Entries: Film Festival Will Accept Submissions Beginning August 15

Beginning August 15, 2013, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will be accepting submissions for the 17th annual festival, which will be held April 3–6, 2014, in Durham, North Carolina. Short and feature documentaries completed after January 1, 2012 are eligible for consideration for Full Frame 2014. Complete the online application and postmark your DVD preview screeners […]


World Premiere of “Food On Four Wheels,” Created by Young Filmmakers in the School of Doc

World Premiere of "Food On Four Wheels," Created by Young Filmmakers in the School of Doc

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, in conjunction with the Center for Documentary Studies, will present the world premiere of Food on Four Wheels, a documentary film produced, directed, edited, and shot by students in Full Frame’s annual School of Doc. The free five-week intensive summer camp is open to local high school students, who learn all aspects […]


Third Fridays at the Full Frame Theater: Free Screening July 19 of “Blackfish”

Third Fridays at the Full Frame Theater: Free Screening July 19 of "Blackfish"

“A mesmerizing psychological thriller,” is how Variety describes director Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s Blackfish, the next film in the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s Third Friday series. Cowperthwaite’s documentary unravels the contemporary lore of orcas, or “killer whales,” as majestic, friendly giants on the one hand, and vicious killers on the other. Blackfish, which premiered at this […]


Third Fridays at the Full Frame Theater: Free Screenings Kick Off June 21 With “I Am Breathing”

Third Fridays at the Full Frame Theater: Free Screenings Kick Off June 21 With "I Am Breathing"

The beautiful new Full Frame Theater in downtown Durham will be home to the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s Third Friday series of free screenings, which will be held every month through November. First up: two free screenings of Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon’s acclaimed documentary I Am Breathing, as part of the film’s Global Screening Day, when it will […]


Pop Docs: Full Frame Favorite “If You Build It” Will Screen One Night Only on June 17

Pop Docs: Full Frame Favorite "If You Build It" Will Screen One Night Only on June 17

Pop-up screening! One of the most talked about docs from Full Frame 2013—If You Build It—returns to the beautiful new Full Frame Theater for one night only! Designers Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller bring their radical educational program to Bertie County, North Carolina, transforming people and place over the course of a turbulent and inspiring year as […]


FREE Films at Full Frame, Plus Live Stream of Speakeasy Conversations!

In addition to the ticketed films and events at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, there are always great freebies. This year’s festival, April 4–7 in Durham, North Carolina, will feature six such film screenings and five Speakeasy conversations—no ticket required. Two of last year’s Full Frame award winners, Trash Dance and Chasing Ice, will each screen twice, […]


Heads Up: Conversations with Subjects and Filmmakers Follow Full Frame’s “Center Frame” Screenings

A reminder that the complete schedule for the sixteenth annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is available online, and that tickets to individual films and events are now on sale; there are already some sell-outs, so go ahead and make your picks! Click here for details. For those attending the festival, note that as you […]


Full Frame Announces Complete Lineup and Opening Night Film

Full Frame Announces Complete Lineup and Opening Night Film

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced its full program lineup of new feature and short films as well as the Opening Night film, Gideon’s Army, Dawn Porter’s critically acclaimed documentary that follows the personal stories of  three young public defenders in the Deep South challenging the assumptions that drive a criminal justice system strained to […]


2013 Full Frame Honorees and Thematic and Tribute Lineups

2013 Full Frame Honorees and Thematic and Tribute Lineups

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will recognize three “remarkable Americans who have impacted the art, issues, and business of documentary filmmaking” at its 16th annual festival, April 4–7, in Durham, North Carolina. The Full Frame Tribute will honor Academy Award winning filmmaker Jessica Yu (Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O’Brien, Last Call at […]


Development Associate: Job Opening at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Development Associate: Job Opening at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, is seeking a full-time development associate to work directly with the executive director of Full Frame on all aspects of fundraising, including individual gifts, grants, sponsorships, and government and in-kind fundraising. Full Frame occurs every April in Durham, North […]


Duke Undergrads: Apply Now to the 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Fellows Program

Duke Undergrads: Apply Now to the 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Fellows Program

Duke students have the unique opportunity to join students from across the country in the Fellows Program of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina, from Thursday, April 4, through Sunday, April 7, 2013. Applications are due on Friday, February 22, at 12 noon. The Full Frame Fellows Program is aimed at […]


January 15, 11 A.M.: Passes for Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Go On Sale

Mark your calendars: Passes for the sixteenth annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (held this year April 4–7, in Durham, North Carolina) will go on sale at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15. A variety of passes will be for sale online, by phone, by mail, or in person; click here for details. Passes are limited and sell […]


Full Frame November Challenge: $10K in Thirty Days

Full Frame November Challenge: $10K in Thirty Days

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has received a challenge from a generous donor: If the festival raises $10,000 in the month of November, 2012, the donor will match it dollar for dollar. You can help Full Frame raise $20,000 in one month by making gifts between November 1 and November 30. Click here to donate. For new […]


Full Frame Presents “Thunder Soul” for Annual Youth Screening

Full Frame Presents "Thunder Soul" for Annual  Youth Screening

Every year the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival hosts a free screening for area schools and teachers that for many youth is their first exposure to documentary film; the event includes a post-screening talk by the filmmaker or a subject from the film. This year’s youth screening features Mark Landsman’s Thunder Soul; the documentary follows the alumni […]


Full Frame Final Submission Deadline: November 30

Full Frame Final Submission Deadline: November 30

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is accepting submissions for the 16th annual festival, which will be held April 4–7, 2013, in Durham, North Carolina. Short and feature documentaries completed after Janurary 1, 2011 are eligible for consideration. Complete the online application and postmark your DVD preview screeners by October 15 to receive the $40 […]


Movies on the Lawn Series Wraps Up October 5 With Double Feature: “Under African Skies” and “Shut Up and Play the Hits”

Movies on the Lawn Series Wraps Up October 5 With Double Feature: "Under African Skies" and "Shut Up and Play the Hits"

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and American Tobacco‘s annual Movies on the Lawn series kicked off monthly outdoor screenings in July and will close out the series this month with a double feature: Under African Skies—rescheduled due to inclement weather—will begin at dusk (approximately 7:15 p.m.) followed by Shut Up and Play the Hits at around 9 p.m.  The Movies on the […]


Watch: Short Films from Full Frame’s 2012 School of Doc

Watch: Short Films from Full Frame's 2012 School of Doc

Pelican’s SnoBalls is a short documentary about a family-owned business in Durham, North Carolina, that was produced, directed, shot, and edited by high school students at the 2012 School of Doc; Noah’s ARC is a work-in-progress about local jazz vocalist Noah Powell made by filmmakers Nic Beery and Todd Tinkham in association with the School of Doc. The […]


Call for Entries for the 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Call for Entries for the 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

On August 15 the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will begin accepting entries for the 16th annual festival, to be held April 4–7, 2013, in Durham, North Carolina. By completing the online application process, filmmakers will be submitting to NEW DOCS, Full Frame’s competitive program. REGULAR DEADLINE: August 15–October 15 Fee:  $40 LATE DEADLINE: October 16–November 30 Fee:  […]