The 24th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will take place June 2–6, 2021, two months later than the previously announced April dates. Organizers cite the pandemic’s impact on industry calendars, audiences, and the documentary filmmaking community for the date change.
“Our priority continues to be the safety of our audiences and our filmmakers,” says Full Frame director, Deirdre Haj. “We plan to build upon what we’ve learned from last year’s online festival and the virtual programs we’ve produced throughout the summer and fall to create a safe event that celebrates the spirit of Full Frame in a new way.”
Currently, organizers are exploring options for a dynamic virtual event that will include film screenings, panel conversations, and networking opportunities for filmmakers and guests.
Filmmakers may submit their work to the Academy Award® qualifying festival through the Call for Entries, which opens December 1, 2020 and closes January 8, 2021.
“We recognize the incredible impact the pandemic has had on filmmakers and the documentary industry,” says Full Frame’s artistic director, Sadie Tillery. “In this unsettling and uncertain time, it feels especially important to highlight new films and support artists through our programming. As we reimagine our 2021 event, we are committed to serving this community.”