Posts Tagged ‘Steve James’

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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


2014 Full Frame Tribute and Thematic Programs Announced

2014 Full Frame Tribute and Thematic Programs Announced

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced its annual Thematic Program, which will look at the role of the subject in documentary through a series of films curated by esteemed filmmaker Lucy Walker, and Full Frame Tribute, which will celebrate the work of award-winning filmmaker Steve James with a retrospective series of his work. Both Walker […]


Duke Students: Application Period Now Open for the 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Fellows Program, Deadline March 5

This year, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies, is offering fellowships to twenty-five deserving students from Duke University. The international event is dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema, and is held each spring in downtown Durham, North Carolina. The Full Frame Fellows Program is designed […]


Video Available: Panel Discussion—”Art and Advocacy”—From the 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Video Available: Panel Discussion—"Art and Advocacy"—From the 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

In 2011 the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival introduced panel conversations with filmmakers and other industry professionals. This panel on Art and Advocacy, covered the following ground: As documentarians struggle to finance their films, organizations with advocacy agendas become a rich source of funding. Does this present a dilemma for filmmakers who might not have […]


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 […]