Archive for January, 2016

February 3: Lisa McCarty Discusses “Transcendental Concord” at John Hope Franklin Center

February 3: Lisa McCarty Discusses "Transcendental Concord" at John Hope Franklin Center

The John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies and the Duke University MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts invites you to a lunchtime artist’s talk event with Lisa McCarty as part of the Wednesdays at the John Hope Franklin Center series. McCarty is a photographer, filmmaker, curator, and archivist, and an alumni of the […]


2016 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography Deadline Now February 23

2016 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography Deadline Now February 23

The CDS Documentary Essay Prize is awarded by the Center for Documentary Studies to honor the best in documentary writing and photography in alternating years, with a focus on current or recently completed work from a long-term project. The 2016 CDS Documentary Essay Prize will be for documentary photography. The winner of the competition will receive $3,000 […]


January 27: Full Frame’s Winter Series Continues with Free Screening of “The Look of Silence”

January 27: Full Frame’s Winter Series Continues with Free Screening of “The Look of Silence”

Reminder: Tonight, January 20, Amy screens as part of Full Frame’s Winter Series. On January 27, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival‘s annual Winter Series of free screenings at the historic Carolina Theatre continues with The Look of Silence (click link to view trailer), a feature doc by Joshua Oppenheimer. The film follows Adi, a gentle Indonesian […]


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 […]


Trying To Get By: Student-Produced Documentary Film Showcase, January 28

Trying To Get By: Student-Produced Documentary Film Showcase, January 28

Trying to Get By: [Not] Making Ends Meet in North Carolina is a multimedia documentary project produced by Duke University undergraduate students enrolled in “Video For Social Change,” a special topics course taught by Bruce Orenstein at the Center for Documentary Studies. A showcase featuring these student-produced short documentaries telling the stories of NC workers confronting […]


January 28: CDS Hosts Documentary Filmmaker and Preservationist Marty Gross

January 28: CDS Hosts Documentary Filmmaker and Preservationist Marty Gross

On January 28, the Center for Documentary Studies hosts Canadian documentary filmmaker Marty Gross for an event sponsored by Duke University’s Asian Pacific Studies Institute and Department of Religion. The event will include a screening of documentary film footage of Japanese folk artists from the 1930s that Gross is in the process of restoring. Creating a Documentary Film […]


January 20: Full Frame’s Winter Series Kicks Off with Free Screening of “Amy”

January 20: Full Frame’s Winter Series Kicks Off with Free Screening of "Amy"

On January 20, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival‘s annual Winter Series of free screenings at the historic Carolina Theatre begins with Amy (click link to view trailer), a feature doc by Asif Kapadia. The film assembles a devastating portrait of British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, known both for her soulful, seductive pipes and untimely death in 2011 at the […]


Enjoy: Final Projects by Fall 2015 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

Enjoy: Final Projects by Fall 2015 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

On Friday, December 11, 2015, six Continuing Education students at the Center for Documentary Studies presented their final projects to the public and received their Certificate in Documentary Arts. Randy Benson taught the Final Project Seminar in which four of the students honed their projects for the night’s presentation. Lindsey Phillips worked remotely with instructor Simone Keith […]


January 29: Fresh Docs Screens “The Ties That Bind,” About The Complexities of Familial Loss and Love

January 29: Fresh Docs Screens “The Ties That Bind,” About The Complexities of Familial Loss and Love

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Diana Newton’s The Ties That Bind, a deeply personal film that explores a family’s journey of adaptation to the filmmaker’s former brother, who came out as transgender more than 12 years ago. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; […]