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.

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

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival To Honor Filmmakers Jessica Yu, Amir Bar-Lev and A&E IndieFilm’s Molly Thompson

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival To Honor Filmmakers Jessica Yu, Amir Bar-Lev and A&E IndieFilm’s Molly Thompson

Amir Bar-Lev

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will honor who the festival describe as “three remarkable Americans who have impacted the art, issues and business of documentary filmmaking” at its 16th annual festival April 4-7, 2013. 

Full Frame will pay tribute to Jessica Yu’s visionary film work, has selected Amir Bar-Lev to curate the Thematic Program and will honor A&E IndieFilm’s Vice President Molly Thompson with the Advocate Award.

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2013 Thematic Program and Tribute to Honor Jessica Yu

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2013 Thematic Program and Tribute to Honor Jessica Yu

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced its 2013 Thematic Program and Tribute celebrating the work of Academy Award winning filmmaker Jessica Yu. 

The program will be curated by Amir Bar-Lev director of the documentary films “Fighter” (2001), “My Kid Could Paint That” (2007), and “The Tillman Story” (2010). He co-produced the documentary “Trouble The Water” (2008), which won the 2008 Full Frame Grand Jury Award and was a 2009 Academy Award Nominee. Bar-Lev is currently directing “Happy Valley”, about the Penn State scandal.

Documentary Films Screening in Competition at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and Silverdocs Documentary Festival now qualify for The Producers Guild of America Awards

Documentary Films Screening in Competition at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and Silverdocs Documentary Festival now qualify for The Producers Guild of America Awards

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival have been chosen by The Producers Guild of America as qualifying events for the annual awards. To determine award nomination eligibility for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture, a documentary is eligible for awards consideration if it satisfies one of the exhibition methods stated by the PGA.  Starting this year, a theatrically released documentary that was “in competition” can now be nominated […]

Special Flight Tops 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Awards

Special Flight Tops 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Awards

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announced the 2012 Festival award recipients with “Special Flight” receiving two awards, the Full Frame Grand Jury Award and the Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award..  The 57 documentaries screened in the NEW DOCS Program were eligible.  Twelve awards were presented, including a Special Jury Award and two Honorable Mentions, to eleven different titles. 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Award Winners The Anne Dellinger Grand Jury Award was […]

More Film Program Updates For 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

More Film Program Updates For 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announced additional programming news for the 2012 festival: The Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant, the Southern Documentary Fund: In-the-Works program, and a celebration of 40 years of New Day Films. The festival will also feature a retrospective of short films in honor of its fifteenth anniversary, featuring one title from each previous year of the festival. The 2012 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant has been awarded to Jason Osder […]

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 16 Film in 2012 Invited Program

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 16 Film in 2012 Invited Program

Full Frame announced the 16 titles that will screen as part of its 2012 Invited Program. This section features films screening out of competition. The Invited Program also includes the festival’s Center Frame screenings, which are premium events that feature moderated panel discussions following the films and take place in Fletcher Hall of the Carolina Theatre. The US Premiere of Ross McElwee’s “Photographic Memory” will screen as a Center Frame on Friday, April 13. Fredrik […]

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Picks 57 films for 2012 NEW DOCS program

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Picks 57 films for 2012 NEW DOCS program

57 films have been selected for the 2012 NEW DOCS program at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. The 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will be held April 12-15, in Durham, N.C.. 2012 NEW DOCS                         * Indicates short film, 40 minutes or under in lengthAi Weiwei: Never Sorry     (Director: Alison Klayman)This portrait of the intrepid artist and his work is also a reflection on modern-day China and the struggle for freedom of expression.    An […]

World Premiere of Jesse Owens to Open 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

World Premiere of Jesse Owens to Open 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announced the World Premiere of Laurens Grant’s “Jesse Owens” as its 2012 Opening Night Film on Thursday, April 12. Produced and written by 2012 Full Frame Tribute honoree Stanley Nelson, the film centers on the African American track and field star, who triumphed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin amidst the rise of Nazi propaganda. Full Frame also announced its lineup of films around its 2012 Tribute honoring […]

2012 Full Frame Announces Films in ‘Family Affair’ Thematic Program

2012 Full Frame Announces Films in ‘Family Affair’ Thematic Program

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, held April 12-15, in Durham, N.C., announced the lineup for its 2012 Thematic Program, entitled “Family Affairs”. The program curated by filmmaker Ross McElwee features 10 selections that explore the delicate terrain along the fault line of family. The program features the work of 9 directors: Steven Ascher, Alan Berliner, Doug Block, Morgan Dews, Alfred Guzzetti, Jeanne Jordan, Ed Pincus, Lucia Small, and Marco Williams, who will attend the […]

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces its 2012 Thematic Program and Tribute

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces its 2012 Thematic Program and Tribute

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced its 2012 Thematic Program and Tribute. The annual Full Frame Tribute will be presented to Stanley Nelson for his significant contribution to the documentary form. The 2012 Thematic Program will focus on family, with a series of films curated by Ross McElwee. McElwee will also present his most recent film “Photographic Memory” at the April event. “Exploring one’s family seems deeply entwined with the desire to document […]

Academy Awards $455,000 to US Film Festivals in 2012

Academy Awards $455,000 to US Film Festivals in 2012

The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has awarded $455,000 to 25 U.S. film festivals for the 2012 calendar year.

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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 15 films for 2011 Invited Program

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 15 films for 2011 Invited Program

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival continues to add films to what is already an outstanding lineup of films. The full schedule of films will be announced later this week. World Premieres of “The Loving Story” and “A Good Man,” as well as the US Premiere of “Guilty Pleasures,” will join 15 other titles as part of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s 2011 Invited Program, Festival officials announced.  The 18 films will screen outside […]

2011 Full Frame Festival to Feature 66 NEW DOCS

2011 Full Frame Festival to Feature 66 NEW DOCS

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has just announced the 66 selections for the NEW DOCS program.  The program consists of 43 feature films and 23 shorts from all over the world.  The 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will be held April 14-17, in Durham, North Carolina. NEW DOCS Angst  (Director: Graça Castanheira)  Portuguese filmmaker Graça Castanheira considers our relationship to Earth and our place in the universe in a stunning visual essay. US […]

10 Films for 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival “One Foot in the Archives” Program

10 Films for 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival “One Foot in the Archives” Program

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival scheduled for April 14-17, 2011, in Durham, North Carolina has announced the 10 selections for the 2011 Thematic Program, “One Foot in the Archives.” Archivist and filmmaker Rick Prelinger has curated a series of programs that showcase the role of archival material in the construction of documentaries. The series includes six feature films, excerpts from the newsreels “March of Time” and “News of the Day,” and two interactive programs […]

The World Premiere of “The Loving Story” Directed by Full Frame Founder Nancy Buirski at 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

The World Premiere of “The Loving Story” Directed by Full Frame Founder Nancy Buirski at 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announced the World Premiere of “The Loving Story,” directed and produced by Nancy Buirski, Full Frame’s founder.  Buirski helmed the Festival from 1998 through 2007. “The Loving Story” will be featured as a Center Frame program at the 2011 Festival and will be presented outside of competition. The film chronicles the little known but significant civil rights battle of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple arrested in Virginia […]

2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival to honor Filmmakers behind Joan Rivers Documentary

2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival to honor Filmmakers behind Joan Rivers Documentary

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival scheduled for April 14-17, in Durham, N.C., has announced its lineup of films around the 2011 Career Award honoring filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg.  Five titles have been selected for the tribute, including early and more recent work from the duo’s Break Thru Films banner . The lineup also includes the U.S. Premiere of “Burma Soldier,” which will be featured as a Center Frame program on Saturday, April […]

Full Frame Announces 2011 Opening Night Film; U.S. Premiere of “Guilty Pleasures”

Full Frame Announces 2011 Opening Night Film; U.S. Premiere of “Guilty Pleasures”

The 14th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will open with the U.S. Premiere of “Guilty Pleasures.” Director Julie Moggan’s vibrant feature traces the experiences of five individuals from around the world marked by their particular connections to Mills & Boon romance novels. We meet a successful romance novelist whose female pseudonym produces countless bestsellers, a male cover model in search of a soul mate and three women enraptured by paperback romances, whose perceptions of […]

Full Frame Announces 2011 Festival Program News

Full Frame Announces 2011 Festival Program News

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced their Thematic Program, 2011 Career Award and the first US Premiere of the 2011 festival.  Rick Prelinger will curate a series around archival footage for the Festival’s 2011 thematic program. The 2011 Career Award will be presented to Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, who will present the US Premiere of their most recent film “Burma Soldier” at the 14th annual event. “I’m excited to have the opportunity […]