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Posts Tagged ‘Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’

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, […]


Full Frame’s Winter Series Closes with Roger Ebert Doc, “Life Itself”

Full Frame's Winter Series Closes with Roger Ebert Doc, "Life Itself"

On February 5, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival‘s annual Winter Series at the historic Carolina Theatre wraps up with Life Itself from acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and producers Martin Scorcese and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball). Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, the film recounts the inspiring, entertaining life of world-renowned […]


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 […]


Screening and Panel Highlight the Award-Winning “DamNation”

Screening and Panel Highlight the Award-Winning "DamNation"

On January 29 on the Duke University campus, the Duke River Center and Duke Water Network host “Let’s Talk About Water,” a public event with film screenings and a panel discussion. The featured film is the award-winning DamNation, which screened at the 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, among others. Thursday, January 29 5 p.m.: Reception […]


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 […]


James Longley’s “Kabul, Afghanistan” Exhibit at the Power Plant Gallery

James Longley's "Kabul, Afghanistan" Exhibit at the Power Plant Gallery

“Jada-e-Maiwand, a vibrant neighborhood near the center of old Kabul, was a scene of fierce fighting and destruction during Afghanistan’s civil war. Twenty years later, the area remains only partially rebuilt: mud-brick homes flank open sewers, market stalls spill over from broad avenues, and winding alleyways reveal blacksmiths, corner grocers, bolani mongers, and bakers impaling […]


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, […]


November 21: A Story of Art Forgery Revealed in Full Frame Screening of “Art and Craft”

November 21: A Story of Art Forgery Revealed in Full Frame Screening of "Art and Craft"

Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman’s feature documentary Art and Craft, about the infamous art forger Mark Landis, will screen on November 21 as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. This is the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s last Third Friday screening of the year. Note that while Full Frame Third Friday screenings are free, all attendees […]


November 15: yMusic and Sam Green Perform Live Cinematic Collaboration “The Measure of All Things”

November 15: yMusic and Sam Green Perform Live Cinematic Collaboration "The Measure of All Things"

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is proud to support Duke Performances‘ presentation of The Measure of All Things, a live cinematic collaboration between instrumental sextet yMusic and Academy Award–nominated documentary filmmaker Sam Green. The project is a meditation on fate, time, and the outer contours of the human experience loosely inspired by The Guinness Book of World Records. Drawing inspiration equally from old […]


October 16: Events with Visiting Filmmaker Stanley Nelson Include Panel with SNCC Activist-in-Residence

October 16: Events with Visiting Filmmaker Stanley Nelson Include Panel with SNCC Activist-in-Residence

This year, Duke University’s Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Filmmaker Series will feature the work of award-winning documentary filmmaker and 2013 National Humanities Medal recipient Stanley Nelson—screenings of four of his films culminating in a conversation between Nelson and Dr. Diamonstein-Spielvogel at the Nasher Museum of Art. During his visit to Duke, Nelson will also participate in a discussion on […]


October 17 and 24: Citizens Take On The FBI In Full Frame Screenings of “1971”

October 17 and 24: Citizens Take On The FBI In Full Frame Screenings of "1971"

Johanna Hamilton’s feature documentary 1971 will screen for free at Full Frame Theater on October 17 as part of Durham’s Third Friday and on October 24 as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. Immediately following the October 24 screening, there will be a Q&A with film director Johanna Hamilton and film subject Betty Medsger. The FBI was […]


Full Frame Screens “The Case Against 8” as Part of NC Pride 2014

Full Frame Screens "The Case Against 8" as Part of NC Pride 2014

On September 26, in celebration of NC Pride 2014, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will present a free outdoor screening of festival favorite The Case Against 8 at Durham’s Central Park. Screening starts at dusk and is free and open to the public. Duke University and Center for Documentary Studies alumni Ryan White (’04) and Ben Cotner directed The Case […]


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 […]


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 […]


Full Frame Third Friday: “Tough Love” Screens FREE on July 18

Full Frame Third Friday: "Tough Love" Screens FREE on July 18

  Put it on your calendar: Tough Love, which had its World Premiere at the 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, returns to Durham for a free Third Friday screening as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. Friday, July 18, 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.)Full Frame Theater, Power Plant buildingAmerican Tobacco Campus320 Blackwell […]


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 […]


Online: Summer 2014 Issue of “Document”

Online: Summer 2014 Issue of “Document”

The quarterly publication Document features some of the best documentary work supported and produced by the Center for Documentary Studies. The current issue is now available online; scroll down to view. Highlights in the Summer 2014 issue include a story by CDS audio director John Biewen about the upcoming broadcast of Contested, information about Full Frame Documentary Film Festival award winners, an update on Vanishing […]


May 20 Deadline for School of Doc: Full Frame’s Summer Filmmaking Camp

May 20 Deadline for School of Doc: Full Frame's Summer Filmmaking Camp

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is seeking aspiring young filmmakers from public high schools in Durham, North Carolina, for School of Doc, the festival’s free documentary filmmaking camp. Participants in the intensive five-week summer camp learn all aspects of documentary filmmaking including camera operation, editing, lighting, and sound, working in production teams to produce a documentary on a subject of their choosing.  Click […]


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. […]


Interview with Steve James, 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Tribute Honoree

Interview with Steve James, 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Tribute Honoree

“Twenty years ago, a thirty-minute short intended for television evolved into a nearly three-hour-long film, and Steve James made documentary history,” wrote Full Frame Documentary Film Festival programming director Sadie Tillery in the 2014 festival program. Hoop Dreams went on to win every major critics’ prize; the director and producer’s other award-winning films include Stevie, Reel Paradise, […]


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 […]