Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
SINCE: 1997
WHERE: Durham, North Carolina
WEBSITE: www.fullframefest.org
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. Each spring, Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina, for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality. Set within a few city blocks, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation among filmmakers, film professionals, and the public.

KINGS OF NOWHERE and (T)ERROR Win Top Prize at 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

KINGS OF NOWHERE and (T)ERROR Win Top Prize at 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

The 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Award winners were announced on Sunday afternoon at the festival’s annual Awards Barbecue. The top prize, Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award was won by Kings of Nowhere (pictured above), directed by Betzabé Garcia, and (T)ERROR, directed by Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe. One of the nation’s premier documentary film festivals, Full Frame is celebrating its 18th annual festival. Full Frame is a qualifying event for consideration for […]

Josh Braun to Receive 2015 Advocate Award at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Josh Braun to Receive 2015 Advocate Award at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Josh Braun, co-president of Submarine Entertainment will be presented with the 2015 Advocate Award at the upcoming Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Full Frame’s Director, Deirdre Haj, presents the Full Frame Advocate Award in recognition of individuals who have supported the documentary medium and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Braun will receive this honor at the festival’s Awards Barbecue on Sunday, April 12. Previous recipients of the Advocate Award are Jim Goodmon and Michael […]

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2014 Award Winners; “Evolution of a Criminal” Wins Grand Jury Award

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2014 Award Winners; “Evolution of a Criminal” Wins Grand Jury Award

Evolution of A CriminalEvolution of A Criminal

The 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival award winners were announced this afternoon at the festival’s annual Awards Barbecue. The Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award was presented to Evolution of a Criminal, directed by Darius Clark Monroe. Ten years after robbing a bank as teenager, filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe returns home and turns the camera on himself — to tell the story of what happened and look at the fallout from his actions.

Jury members Shola Lynch, Robb Moss, and Christine O’Malley stated: “For its mix of autobiographical storytelling and inventive use of recreations, for its ability to disrupt what has become a familiar narrative, we award the Grand Jury Award to Evolution of a Criminal.”

2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Reveals Additional Programming; THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL is the Free Closing Night Film

2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Reveals Additional Programming; THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL is the Free Closing Night Film

THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL by Chapman Way and Maclain WayTHE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL by Chapman Way and Maclain Way

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announced additional programming for the 2014 festival: 4 Center Frame programs, 5 Free Screenings, this year’s Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant recipients, and the Southern Documentary Fund: In-the-Works program. THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL by Chapman Way and Maclain Way will screen as the Free Closing Night Film on Sunday, April 6.

Full Frame Announces Lineups for 2014 Thematic Program “Approaches to Character” and Tribute to HOOP DREAMS Director Steve James

Full Frame Announces Lineups for 2014 Thematic Program “Approaches to Character” and Tribute to HOOP DREAMS Director Steve James

Steve James (“Hoop Dreams,” “The Interrupters,” “Stevie”)Steve James (“Hoop Dreams,” “The Interrupters,” “Stevie”)

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced its full list of Full Frame Tribute and Thematic Program films. The festival will present the Full Frame Tribute to esteemed filmmaker Steve James (“Hoop Dreams,” “The Interrupters,” “Stevie”). Full Frame will screen a collection of his highly regarded films over the course of the four-day event, and will welcome a variety of subjects featured in these works for Q&As. Arthur Agee, Jr. (“Hoop Dreams”), Ameena Matthews (“The Interrupters”), and Reverend Carroll Pickett (“At the Death House Door”) are expected to attend, along with many of James’s collaborators from Kartemquin Films. Full Frame will also feature “Hoop Dreams at 20,” a panel conversation in celebration of the landmark documentary’s 20th anniversary that will feature outtakes, insider commentary, and special guests.

Invited Program and NEW DOCS Lineup for 17th Full Frame Documentary Film Festival; World Premiere of Doug Block’s “112 WEDDINGS” on Opening Night

Invited Program and NEW DOCS Lineup for 17th Full Frame Documentary Film Festival; World Premiere of Doug Block’s “112 WEDDINGS” on Opening Night

 112 WEDDINGS112 WEDDINGS

The 17th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival taking place April 3 to 6, 2014, in Durham, N.C., announced its “Invited Program” and “NEW DOCS” lineup of new feature and short films. Filmmaker Doug Block’s film “112 WEDDINGS” will have its World Premiere as the Full Frame Opening Night Film on Thursday, April 3rd. 

“112 WEDDINGS,” an HBO Documentary Film, is a heartwarming examination of the struggles and joys that come with lifelong partnership. After two decades filming weddings part-time, acclaimed director Doug Block (“51 Birch Street,” “The Kids Grow Up”) revisits couples years after the big day in order to see how love and life have unfolded after vows.

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2014 Thematic and Tribute Programs; Festival to Honor Director Steve James, Director Lucy Walker to Curate Thematic Program

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2014 Thematic and Tribute Programs; Festival to Honor Director Steve James, Director Lucy Walker to Curate Thematic Program

Festival Will Honor Emmy-Winning Director Steve James, Oscar®-Nominated Director Lucy Walker to Curate Thematic ProgramFestival Will Honor Emmy-Winning Director Steve James, Oscar®-Nominated Director Lucy Walker to Curate Thematic Program

The 17th Full Frame Documentary Film Festival taking place April 3 to 6, 2014, in Durham, North Carolina, announced its annual Thematic Program and Tribute. The Full Frame Tribute will celebrate the work of award-winning filmmaker Steve James. The 2014 Thematic Program will look at the role of the subject in documentary film through a series of films curated by esteemed filmmaker Lucy Walker. 

AMERICAN PROMISE

American Promise Takes The Top Award at 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

American Promise

The 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Award Winners were announced Sunday afternoon at the festival’s annual Awards Barbecue. The top prize, the Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award was presented to American Promise directed by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson. This personal film follows the directors’ son and his best friend from their first day of kindergarten through high school graduation, and how their lives diverge.

Considered one of the nation’s premier documentary film festivals, Full Frame is celebrating its 16th annual festival. For the first time, Full Frame is a qualifying event for consideration for nominations for both the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject and The Producers Guild of America Awards.

2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Award Winners

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival to Feature Series of Provocative Conversations for 2013 A&E IndieFilms Speakeasy

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival to Feature Series of Provocative Conversations for 2013 A&E IndieFilms Speakeasy

Durham, NC – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced a series of provocative conversations for the 2013 A&E IndieFilms Speakeasy. Speakeasy conversations will be held Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6, 2013 in the Durham Convention Center during the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

The Speakeasy is a place where everyone from a first-time filmmaker to industry visionaries like D.A. Pennebaker and Michael Moore can share their expertise, dialogue about the state of documentary filmmaking and tackle issues immediately facing the documentary community.

Panelists include Academy Award-nominated directors, filmmakers whose films have grossed millions of dollars in revenues, as well as provocateurs who are pushing boundaries on topics that are playing out in news headlines and others that are often sidestepped as taboo.

Each panel is filmed and made available online after the festival, and the use of social media is encouraged. The panel conversations are free and open to the public, no ticket is required.  For more information, please visit: http://www.fullframefest.org/filmsevents/speakeasy-conversations/

2013 Full Frame Announces Center Frames, Free Screenings, Garrett Scott Grant and SDF

2013 Full Frame Announces Center Frames, Free Screenings, Garrett Scott Grant and SDF

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced additional programming for the 2013 festival: 3 Center Frame programs, 5 Free Screenings, the Southern Documentary Fund: In-the-Works program, and this year’s Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant recipients.

Three films previously announced in the Invited Program will exhibit as Center Frame screenings in Fletcher Hall of the Carolina Theatre: the World Premiere of Patrick Creadon’s “If You Build It,” the North American Premiere of Patrick Reed’s “Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children,” and Greg Barker’s acclaimed documentary “Manhunt.”

Subjects from the films will participate in extended conversations with the filmmakers after each Center Frame screening. The following special guests and newsmakers will all be in attendance:Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller, the designers from “If You Build It,” Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire featured in “Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children,” and Cindy Storer andSusan Hasler from “Manhunt,” members of the original CIA ‘Sisterhood’ involved in tracking Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda.

Now in its seventh year, the 2013 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant has been awarded to Lyric R. Cabral for “(T)ERROR”and to Mike Attie and Meghan O’Hara for “In Country.” The Grant’s organizers will join the filmmakers in presenting short excerpts from their works-in-progress prior to the screening of 2011 recipient Lotfy Nathan’s film, “12 O’Clock Boys.” The Grant is awarded in honor of filmmaker Garrett Scott, who made a distinctive mark in the documentary genre during his brief career. It recognizes first-time filmmakers who, like Scott, bring a unique vision to the content and style of their documentary films.

The Southern Documentary Fund is screening in-the-works excerpts from “Occupy the Imagination” by Rodrigo Dorfman and “So Help You God” by Ashley York. The showings will be followed by panel discussions and Q & A sessions with the filmmakers.

Gideon’s Army to Open 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Gideon’s Army to Open 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Gideon’s Army

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival which celebrates its 16th annual festival this April, announced its full program lineup of new feature and short films; along with filmmaker Dawn Porter’s critically-acclaimed “Gideon’s Army” as the Opening Night Film.

“Gideon’s Army,” an HBO Documentary Film, follows the personal stories of Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick, three young public defenders who are part of a small group of idealistic lawyers in the Deep South challenging the assumptions that drive a criminal justice system strained to the breaking point.

The 16th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will be held April 4-7, 2013, in Durham, NC